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Packaging and Labelling
Israel: Label not important to consumers
A study conducted in Israel has determined that most consumers purchasing fruit and vegetables do not perceive brands as an important factor and believe branded produce is more expensive. Half of the respondents claim brand labels on fruit do not ensure quality.65% of respondents had heard of fruit and.....
Canada: New boutique packing facility in Southern Okanagan Valley
The Star Group through Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) is expanding with its own state of the art packing facility in the Southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.Located in Osoyoos, this central location will enable CFP and The Star Group to invest a significant and long term interest in the.....
Annick Smets: "Demand for shelf life extending packaging increases"
EuralPack updates flow-pack foil
For some time now, EuralPack has focused on the potato sector, and for a number of years on the fruit and vegetable sector too. The company mainly supplies vacuum packaging or fumigated packaging for freshly peeled potatoes, fries and other potato products. Recently they introduced a new product: an updated.....
Pieter Maarleveld, GS1:
"Identification and information are future factors for success"
Information becomes increasingly important, also in fresh produce labelling. In addition to legislation regarding traceability becoming ever stricter, Pieter Maarleveld, CEO of GS1 Netherlands, also sees consumers asking for more and more product information. At the 1st EU Forum Fresh Info Forum & Round.....
Italy: New wooden crates for herbs
Forget polystyrene boxes and single vases, the future of herb packaging is wooden crates.L'Ortofrutticola, the biggest cooperative in Liguria specialising in flowers, herbs and vegetables (Spinoso artichokes, beefsteak tomatoes, Trombetta courgettes and Violetto asparagus), presented its brand new packaging.....
UK: Working with businesses in the supply chain to reduce waste
Industry body WRAP is working on an industry-wide agreement to tackle the food waste problem, which is being dubbed Courtauld 2025 as it will supersede Courtauld 3. WRAP has held talks with leading supermarkets and retailers, following a report by the House of Lords which revealed the UK is responsible for.....
Total Exotics launches new consumer-focused packaging
Total Exotics, a young and ambitious Dutch company, is launching a new packaging concept based on feedback received from consumers. “The philosophy is that if we become more consumer-focused on how we put the products together, in the end we help our retailers to be in a better position to reach the.....
SUN Automation Group supports European corrugated sector in sustainability drive
The European corrugated sector is under ever-increasing pressure to prove its sustainability credentials and meet regulatory requirements on reducing waste. Hot on the heels of its commitment to the Circular Economy package published by the European Commission, global corrugated industry leader SUN.....
Consumers let off steam with KM Packaging
International developer and supplier of packaging solutions, KM Packaging Services Ltd, has enhanced its extensive range of feature-led specialist lidding films with the launch of a new steam venting product.The new film is manufactured in the UK, where KM is also based, and is compatible with polypropylene.....
AU: Deal to supply banana fibre paper maché trays for fresh produce transport
An Adelaide-based company that turns Queensland banana waste into paper maché and veneer for furniture has formed a joint venture which will see its northern operations expand.Papyrus Limited will use the capital to manufacture fruit and vegetable trays, which it says will replace plastic trays currently.....
20 tonnes of fruit and vegetables detained in Russia
Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service and Russian Federal Security Service refused an import of fruit and vegetables from Kazakhstan.Fruit and vegetables, weighing 19.6 MT, were loaded in a truck coming from Kazakhstan to the Omsk region.Having checked the documents on exported goods, the.....
corrugated fibreboard traywith two/four identical compartments
Unique packaging for apples
Packaging multinational NNZ has, in cooperation with Schut Systems and Pillopak, developed a unique packaging for apples. The design consists of a corrugated fibreboard tray, comprising two or four identical compartments. Each of those compartments can contain one apple, and the whole design has been.....
Russia returned 19 tonnes of cabbage to Belarus
On 28 October, Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service in Kaluga region detained a truck coming in from the Republic of Belarus. As a result of phytosanitary control, it was found that the truck was importing to Russia a load of fresh cabbage weighing 19 MT without any phytosanitary certificate,.....
Expiration date on package will be bigger
Idea of reconsidering of food packaging was suggested to the State Duma by officials from Adygea. The reason for this is that all the information on basic consumer properties of the product is often typed in small-sized font. Thus, according to the State Council of the Republic of Adygea, the manufacturer.....