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Packaging and Labelling

Packaging company launches new meal kit bags in Toronto

Chantler Packages Inc. has launched PrimePro® meal-kit bags this April in Toronto. They were created to serve the growing prepared meal-kit industry, as it absorbs ethylene, keeping produce fresh.These delivery services create unique meals then send the pre-measured and pre-cut ingredients, along with recipes,.....

Mondi Group acquires Powerflute for €365 million

Packaging and paper firm Mondi Group has completed the acquisition of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings subsidiary Powerflute Group, in a deal worth €365 million. The agreement to acquire Powerflute, which operates an integrated pulp and paper mill in Kuopio, Finland, was initially signed in December.....

Coles and Woolworths introduce new targets

Supermarket giants step up war on plastic

Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are stepping up their war on plastic, introducing new targets to slash the amount of wrapping on fresh fruit and vegetables. This Monday, the retailers committed to going further than their previous announcements to ditch single-use plastic bags in response to demands.....

Bags shaped like T-shirt

Just in time for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, two large Swiss vegetable marketers are launching their snack tomatoes on the market with a striking packaging design: The Schur®Star bag shaped like a T-shirt to match the globally popular event.Fans all over the world will spend hours in front of the screen.....

DOLE resealable fruit pouches bring innovation to the fruit aisle

DOLE Resealable Fruit Pouches are an innovative way to enjoy fresh tasting fruit in a resealable, shelf-stable pack. The BPA-free pouches can be used the same way you would enjoy canned fruit, but with no need to strain or transfer fruit to another container after opening.DOLE Resealable Fruit Pouches can be.....

And several companies are tackling it

US: Improving produce traceability could make food safer

After it was first reported in March, the E. coli outbreak now appears to be drawing to a close. But that’s only after it struck 172 people in 32 states and resulted in one death in California. One of the reasons it took so long to get it under control is that produce can be difficult to trace from farm to.....

Germany: Sustainable labels for biodegradable packaging

Etiket Schiller, one of the leading label manufacturers in Germany, offers biodegradable labels from renewable raw materials. Brand owners can now offer high-quality products such as organic food, beverages or cosmetics with fully compostable packaging. The label material and the adhesive are biodegradable and.....

Packaging company adds 12oz snap pea box to recyclable lineup

Sambrailo Packaging have made an addition to their ReadyCycle packaging brand with a 12oz sized snap pea box. The boxes, which are made from fully-recyclable materials, were launched in mid-May for Durst Organic Growers who requested the size. As well as being an attractive sustainable packaging option,.....

Kenyan Agriculture Secretary seeks consensus on potato packaging regulations

In an effort to increase returns from the potato crop, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has started a public conversation on regulating packaging and pricing of potatoes. He said the ministry has identified potatoes as one of the key crops that can effectively complement maize as a driver of food.....

Pakistani exporters not following packaging standards for mango exports

Now that large shipments of Pakistani mangoes have been exported since May 12, many registered exporters have complained that the mangoes are largely being exported without following the packaging standards set by the Ministry of Commerce, risking bans or restrictions from importing countries.In a letter sent.....

Wrong label on apples at Aldi Nord leads to confusion

'Goods from Germany' originate in New Zealand

Recently there was riot on the net about Aldi-Nord selling apples labelled 'Goods from Germany', while the country of origin was New Zealand. "This is how the consumers are being duped," says the Facebook post. The discounter has now explained to Der Westen, how this error could occur. They had contacted the.....

AU: New technology delivering biodegradable produce labels

Growers and packers now have access to biodegradable produce labelling technology, with the Orora Group bringing its exclusive Accu-Label to Australia.Orora Fibre General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Andrew Russo says the labels are made from eco-friendly, high-strength paper, rather than traditional.....

Itali consortium's recyclable packaging

Macfrut 2018 focused a lot on innovations in fresh produce packaging: in addition to the new 100% R-PET solutions presented by INFIA, the Italì consortium controlled by OPO Veneto presented its fully biodegradable flexible range made with PLA (corn starch).Director Paolo Comparini explained that "we needed to.....

Italy: Packaging must be clever

The striving for innovation that Macfrut 2018 guests could witness in the packaging sector is leading to concrete solutions: from recycled and biodegradable packaging materials, to "active" ones.ILIP (part of Gruppo ILPA SpA) is among the leading European producers of high-quality thermoformed plastic.....

Fresh produce packaging made using recycled materials

Consumers, and society in general, are increasingly aware about environmental problems such as plastic pollution. Infia, a leading company in the fresh produce sector, can now produce its entire range using 100% recycled polyethylene (R-PET 100%).Infia products"We have obtained the EFSA (European Food Safety.....

Nuremberg discounter promotes environmentally friendly packaging

Organic fruit with environmentally friendly packaging, made of grass

NORMA has stepped up its involvement in protecting the environment: organic tomatoes, organic kiwi and organic apples are being sold with sustainable grass paper packaging - and even more fruit and vegetable products and other foodstuffs will follow with this form of packaging, the discounter from Nuremberg.....

Growers union Prominent doubles capacity with new construction

A striking new building belonging to growers union Prominent will arise next to the A90 in 2019. In the new building the activities of the two current small packaging locations will be amalgamated into one location and the office employees will also move into here. Thanks to fully automated packaging lines 250.....

North America

Packaging options for sensitive fruit protection and display

While designing a new packaging option for a date grower, Nuconic Packaging knew that protection for the fruit during transit and on the shelves would be an important consideration. Therefore, working with the grower to design the best solution, the company came up with a packaging design especially suited for.....

DS Smith:

Akylux polypropylene boxes are becoming preferred choice to transport vegetables and fruits

DS Smith Plastics said that Akylux polypropylene boxes are becoming the preferred choice to transport vegetables and fruitsAdvantages of polypropylene boxes include durability, a light weight, sustainability and versatility. They are stackable and fulfil the requirements of the supply chain, water/humidity.....

Call for applications for 2018 reusable packaging award

Applications for the 7th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award are now being accepted. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable transport packaging solutions in their.....