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Packaging and Labelling


Tattooed cucumbers in the fight against plastic

Dutch firm Eosta claim to have saved at least one million product wrappers since the introduction of their high-tech innovation earlier this year.An ‘organic’ label is ‘tattooed’ onto fruits and vegetables by removing pigment from the skin of produce using laser technology. The method dubbed ‘natural branding’.....

Laser labels set to replace stickers and plastic in AU

Tattoos on fruit are set to replace stickers as farmers seek out environmentally-friendly alternatives to labels for produce that already comes in its own natural packaging.Fruits with printed skins are already on supermarket shelves in Spain, Sweden, and the UK, but in Australia stickers, wax and plastic wrap.....

"Tare weight" takes up 40% of packaged fruit

Netizens have now shown that, when buying fruit, they are paying mostly for the paper inside the carton. In the fruit packaging from most sellers, varying amounts of paper can be found. This paper cannot be seen from the outside. The most excessive example is mangoes: in a package of 12.5 kilograms of mangoes,.....

NZ's Green Party wants to introduce origin labelling on food

Green Party leader James Shaw says it’s time for New Zealand to catch up with Australia."We all have a right to know where our food comes from and under what conditions it was produced," he said today."New Zealand has mandatory country of origin labelling for shoes and t-shirts, but not for food."The labelling.....

Liquidseal, packaging products approved for organic fruit

Liquidseal has announced that their packaging products have been approved for use with organic fruit by Kiwa. The company explained the process and the future applications in a release:"Recently, we asked Kiwa to check if our products, documentation, and production are compliant with the legislations for.....

Goodwill & STIHL receive Excellence In Reusable Packaging Award

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has announced that STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International are the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award. Two award categories were established in 2017: one to recognise for-profit companies and one to recognise non-profit or governmental.....

IFCO starts cooperation with Jerónimo Martins in Colombia

IFCO, a global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, signed an agreement in July with Jerónimo Martins Colombia (ARA) for the supply of IFCO’s reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for the transport of fresh fruits and vegetables from suppliers to Jerónimo Martins.Fernando Camara, Logistic.....

Annual saving of 66,000 kilograms of plastic

Eighty per cent less plastic for snack tomatoes at Aldi Belgium

By switching from 250-gramme cups and 500-gramme buckets to upright bags for snack tomatoes, Aldi Belgium has realised a saving of the amount of plastic used of 80 per cent. The 250-gramme cup is made from 14.4 grammes of plastic, while the upright bag weighs 2.4 grammes of plastic. For the 500-gramme buckets,.....

Washed and ready-to-eat fruit & vegetables

Placing healthy produce snacks with pop, chips and coffee

In a perfect world, washed, ready to eat fresh fruit and veggie snacks would be made available anywhere anytime to satisfy impulse consumption. This has been the “holy grail” of the produce industry.Produce waste & consumption shortfallAccording to Helmut Leili, president of Nature Knows Inc., there’s a 70.....

Turkey introduces new labelling directory for food products

Turkey’s Food, Agriculture, and Livestock Ministry has prepared a labelling directory that explains the definitions and prohibitions that can be used on food labels, in a bid to minimize deceptive labels that mislead consumers.According to the directory, the words “real” and “genuine” cannot be used on food.....

Wrays becomes an Australian Made Campaign partner

National specialist IP firm Wrays has partnered with the Australian Made Campaign to provide legal support to the campaign and help local producers protect their brands. The Australian Made Campaign is the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes the Australian Made, Australian Grown.....

CHEP wins APCO Sustainable Packaging Award

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) hosted their annual sustainable packaging awards to recognise achievements in sustainable design, recycling and packaging stewardship, last Thursday. CHEP Australia received the 2017 Packaging Manufacturer Award by taking a leading role in supporting.....

LC Packaging receives a Silver EcoVadis CSR rating

LC Packaging's sustainability efforts have been acknowledged by EcoVadis. The company received a silver CSR rating for its actions, which have a positive impact on its people, its customers and the environment.Evaluated by a partner of procurement organizations within multinationalsEcovadis is a trusted.....

Clay-based antimicrobial packaging could help keep produce fresh

Sometimes it seems as if fresh fruits and vegetables go bad in the blink of an eye. This can lead to consumers turning to less expensive processed foods that last longer but are less nutritious. Now scientists report that they have developed a packaging film coated with clay nanotubes packed with an.....

Suntreat selects Print on Demand labeling system from Hurst International

Suntreat/ Legacy selected Hurst International’s Print on Demand (POD) Versaprint labeling system because it allows for more flexibility and takes up a considerably smaller area on top of the sizer to run the labels. Suntreat purchased two of Hurst’s patented Dual Cassette Systems, which allows them to run four.....

Fraunhofer-Study: Corrugated board packagings are the backbone of logistics 4.0

The digital transformation of logistics had a major influence on the role of transportation packaging in the supply chains of trade - corrgugated board is offering a basis as carrier material for the relevant technologies. Those are the main findings of a study conducted by the Fraunhofer-Institute for.....