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Packaging and Labelling


Kühling Fruchthandel GmbH has confidence in the future

'Mixed clientele of retailers and wholesalers is to our advantage'

The competition for small and medium-sized trading companies is heavy, these days. With regional products, versatile packaging solutions and a mixed clientele, however, it is still possible for small-scale companies to survive and even grow in the market, say the managers of Kühling Fruchthandel KG, based in.....

Village Farms launches new topseal program

Village Farms has launched a new topseal program for their exclusive specialty snacking tomatoes. Available in 10oz sized containers now available are Heavenly Villagio Marzano®, Cabernet Estate Reserve®, Cherry no 9®, Lip Smackn’ Grape®, Maverick Mix™, and Village Farms’ newest tomato variety Lorabella.....

Carbon footprint SIM study

How to save 60% more CO2 in the fresh supply chain

Reusable containers for fruit and vegetables result in no less than 60% lower CO2 emissions than cardboard packaging. This is the conclusion of an extensive European study commissioned by the German organization Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM).The independent German research institute Fraunhofer carried out.....

More than 5,000 professionals attend the first version of Expo LatinPack Chile

The first version of Expo LatinPack CHILE 2018 has now ended. This international exhibition of the packaging sector and its value chain, brought together more than 100 exhibiting companies representing more than 150 brands and was attended by more than 5 thousand professionals.Expo LatinPack Chile 2018 was.....

Dalhousie University Study

Canadians expect mandatory GMO food labelling

Consumer uncertainty abounds, but some Canadians are ready to embrace the advantages of genetic engineering in foods. They are still somewhat divided on whether they believe genetically modified foods are safe and healthy, but there is an overwhelming belief that GMO food products should be labelled, a new.....

Majority of Brits want less fruit and vegetable packaging

According to a new survey conducted by D-CYFOR, around 92% of the British public want to get rid of fruit and vegetable packaging, or make it recyclable. The survey which shows 68% of the UK public believe supermarkets should only sell products where the manufacturer of the product clearly labels what.....

Washington manufacturer to offer automatic apple poly baggers

Haley Manufacturing of Yakima, WA is excited to announce that they have purchased the rights to The Automatic Poly Bagging machine from Seatac Automation Systems. Josh Logsdon, VP of Sales and Marketing stated that it was a natural fit for Haley to purchase the rights to manufacture, market, service and sell.....

First-to-market innovative packaging to be rolled out

Waitrose tomatoes now in trays made from tomato leaves and recycled cardboard

Waitrose is cutting plastic by introducing punnets made using tomato vines for some of its tomatoes. The punnets - which combine dried vines with recycled cardboard - will be used for the supermarket’s Duchy Organic tomatoes. The environmentally-friendly packaging puts the by-product of tomatoes to good use as.....

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.....