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Packaging and Labelling
By Nadav Nitzan, Ph.D.
Postharvest pathology of beans
The most common diseases affecting bean pods are Gray Mold (Botrytis cinerea) (Fig. 1), and White Mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) (Fig. 2). Other diseases may be pod russeting (Plectosporium tabacinum) (Fig. 3), Rhizopus rot (Rhizopus stolonifer), Pythium leak, and Alternaria rot. These fungal pathogens are.....
Sam Sleiman leaves Accu-Label to start LABELPAC Inc
Sam Sleiman, former co-owner and founder of Accu-Label Inc. in Lakeshore, Ontario, recently sold his half share in Accu-Label to start his own company, LABELPAC Inc., where he serves as sole owner and president. “Being sole owner has given me the autonomy to become more diverse in the produce industry as a.....
Millions in fines due to price fixing in New-Zealand
In New-Zealand, the largest Swiss logistics company Kühne + Nagel is to pay a fine of approximately 2.06 million Euros having been convicted for price fixing, writes the Swiss 'Handelszeitung' in it's newest edition.The company received the fine also due to participation with Panalpina in an air freight.....
Italy: New INFIA website in three languages
The new INFIA website is now online. The company specialises in packaging for fruit and vegetables and produces 3 billion pieces each year, destined to over 75 countries worldwide. The website is available in three different languages (Italian, English and Spanish) at:www.infia.itThe new website can also be.....
Evlon Taste Saver has double advantage
The goal for food packaging is to safely deliver a product to consumers in the best condition possible. Evlon Taste Saver film, developed jointly by Cardinal Fresh and Bi-Ax International, fits the bill. Evon Taste Saver is all the more interesting because it is made from 100 percent natural and.....
Dutch romana lettuce available from Marnifruit in flow pack
For product manager Bas van der Wal from Marnifruit, this year Dutch romana lettuce packaged and delivered in Kings flow pack, is one of the highlights. "Through working with growers towards producing a uniform high quality product, it is now possible to bring romana lettuce to the marketthis season, and.....
Interpack- Messe Düsseldorf from 8-14 May
The role of packaging in preventing food waste
Packaging as a resource for improving the management of food products, from production to consumption. It is with this concept in mind that ILIP, one of the European leading food packaging manufacturers, will be exhibiting at Interpack (stand FG / IPP21), the packaging sector's largest exhibition, to be held.....
Co-operative Group signs with IFCO
IFCO is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the UK’s largest mutual business and fifth largest food retailer, The Co-operative Group, to provide managed Returnable Plastic Container (RPC) services for fresh produce suppliers. Later this year, IFCO will start to supply RPCs to.....
packaged range for consumers and trade
Van Vugt Kruiden introduces BloomBites
Edible flowers are hip. Consumer magazines are full of it, television shows and hobby cooks are using edible flowers in their recipes, but finding edible flowers in the shops is not so easy. Van Vugt Kruiden wishes to change all that. "We noticed the demand for edible flowers was growing on the market and we.....
The R&D Team at StePac:
Developing the best holistic packaging solutions
Early on in its 20 year history, StePac realized the hard way, that sustained success of Xtend® packaging requires a holistic approach. As good as the packaging may be, its performance is dependent upon numerous factors such as quality of the produce that is being packed and good postharvest handling. In.....
Freppe to extend freshness of fruit and veg
Freppe is a series of ethylene removal and freshness extension solutions to eliminate ethylene, pathogens etc. and thus extend shelf life of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.The product is manufactured by Indian company BeeChems who have been producing industrial chemicals for the last 42 years and.....
Thinfilm & PakSense align to provide printed electronic temp. labels to food industry
Thin Film Electronics ASA, a leader in the development of printed electronics, has announced that it has entered into a commercial distribution agreement with PakSense, Inc., a market leader in the development of intelligent sensing products specifically designed to monitor perishable goods. Terms of the.....
Crate and carton design more important than you think
By Ivo TunchelCrate and carton Manufacturers often don’t have the post-harvest expertise required to fully understand the role that design plays in protecting and preserving fragile fruits and vegetables. Therefore it is vital that growers and packers provide their input during the design process. Ivo.....
Only sustainable onions in new kilo pack Gebr. Van Liere
In the autumn of 2012, several designers met with agro-food entrepreneurs to come up with a new look for their product. The winner was the new kilo pack for onions by Gebr. Van Liere in Dronten. The design, clearly displaying its sustainable contents, is now in stores and can already boast the interest of.....