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Packaging and Labelling
US (CA): Fire tears through Ivanhoe packinghouse
A three-alarm fire destroyed one of the largest fruit packing businesses in town early Wednesday, putting about 75 people out of work. The fire broke about 1 a.m. at Phillips Farms just north of town, the Tulare County Fire Department said.No one was injured, but a large propane tank exploded in the blaze,.....
Marco pack house system increases productivity for Windset Farms in California
Marco’s YCM yield control equipment is bringing important productivity improvements for Windset Farms at their expansive fresh produce operation in Santa Maria, California.Installed in 2013, the multi-line system, designed to simplify and deskill the manual packing process, is helping Windset increase.....
Cascades launches new generation of mushroom containers
Cascades is proud to announce the launch of UltratillTM, their most recent innovation in the new generation of mushroom containers boasting a lighter environmental footprint. Available to mushroom growers and packers across North America, UltratillTM is made of low-density PETE (LDPETE) that contains 80%.....
Interview with Bruno Rouquette and Céline Mura, of Groupe Rouquette
Competition in the apple market will be fiercer in the low prices segment
Groupe Rouquette is a family-run French company with 50 years in the fruit business. It runs three packing houses; one devoted to apples, prunes and melons, another dedicated to kiwis and strawberries, and a new one launched in February, also focused on apples.Coldstore where products are stored for a check.....
Corrugated packaging hygienic transport of fresh produce
For those in the fresh produce sector handling vegetables and fruit items, corrugated packaging is the safest solution because every box, tray and carton is only used once as the virgin packaging before it is recycled. This enables growers, retailers and consumers to have optimum hygiene.....
Greater food safety
Spain: Cartonajes La Plana obtains BRC-IOP certification
With the improvements introduced in production control and by ensuring that the packages sold are 100% safe and fit to contain products for human consumption the company Cartonajes La Plana has obtained the BRC-IOP certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for its production plant in Betxí in.....
How digital printers can help companies keep up with food trends
Food and beverage manufacturers have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future sales as the millennial generation begins to wield more buying power. Generation Y—those born between 1980 and 2000—may be the most food trends–focused group ever, which provides food and beverage brands with unprecedented.....
Packaging giant maintains strong presence in Western Cape
As one of the leading paper and plastics packaging businesses in southern Africa, Mpact sees the Western Cape as an important region, where it maintains a substantial manufacturing presence that enables it to work closely with local customers, ranging from independent farmers to regional representatives of.....
Marco's Spanish expansion forms next stage in ambitious overseas growth
Fresh produce pack house solutions specialist Marco completed its first product installation in Spain with leading table grape producer SAT Moyca, following an exciting period of overseas expansion for the UK-based company.Marco’s agreement with Murcia-based Moyca comes in the midst of a period that has seen.....
By Dr. Nadav Nitzan & Deborah Meidan
Reducing produce waste and carbon footprint with Xtend® packaging
The greatest environmental challenges that face the fresh produce industry are food wastage and carbon emission during transportation. According to the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1.3 billion tons of food worldwide are thrown away annually. This represents 1 third of all the food that is.....
US increasingly active in produce labelling
On the North American continent, products are increasingly provided with labels, meaning the number of available labels has increased noticeably. Some can be chalked up to a trend, such as the emergence of the Non-GMO label. More and more growers work to carry this logo. Also, more and more products display.....
Misionero Vegetables introduces new peel & reseal top seal film technology
Misionero Vegetables continues to focus on innovation and sustainability with its new peel and reseal lidding film. The new lidding film allows consumers to open and reclose the clamshell easily. In addition, it includes a tamper evident seal to build consumer confidence.Dan Canales comments, “We have been.....
Holfeld Plastics and Produce Packaging
“Together we can act, react and make an IMPACT”
Holfeld Plastics is now the leading supplier of soft fruit punnets to Produce Packaging, a division of the leading National agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company, HL Huchinson with a turnover in excess of £150m.Produce Packaging’s specialist packaging team advise growers on the best.....
U.S. Market Trends:
Packaged produce means less time, less waste, more variety
More than 70% of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. Considering the hectic pace of the average American's daily routine, reliance on the convenience and variety offered by bagged salads and other types of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit will be a key factor spurring the U.S. market for these.....