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Packaging and Labelling
New Zealand ‘will eventually’ amend labeling laws
As Australia tightened its regulations and announced stronger country of origin requirements for products sold in supermarkets and exported, the New Zealand Government has remained ‘steadfastly stuck’ and continues to ignore consumer demand for this information, according to Horticulture New Zealand’s Leigh.....
Zeolite packaging fights stinking foods like durian
Stinking foods including the world's smelliest fruit – the durian – could soon have their undesirable odours eliminated during storage and transport thanks to cheap packaging made from composite films of zeolite and nanocellulose. These films can absorb the gas molecules responsible for their smell and the.....
'Clear, honest' info helping sell frozen berry product
It’s quite often hard to discern what’s what when shopping for Australian Made products, according to Ruth Gallace, co founder of Matilda’s Frozen Berries, which announced it will be in production from next month on Thursday. "Working in the industry I'm pretty well informed in terms of knowing what to look.....
AUER Packaging starts anniversary year with record sales
AUER Packaging has achieved the best result of their 30 year existencewith a turnover of 76 million Euros in 2014. With a plus of 31%, the Bavarian packaging specialist significantly surpassed their results of the previous year (58 million Euros). But with the positive results for five consecutive years the.....
Fox Packaging re-vamps website
Fox Packaging, dealing in flexible packaging solutions, have announced the re-launch of its website, which allows for a more customized user experience.As part of the new design, visitors are able to easily navigate through Fox Packaging’s innovative line of fresh produce bags to learn about the different.....
French law to strengthen bioplastics market
The French parliament adopted the law on energy transition and green growth proposed by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy yesterday. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the opportunities created by the new law to introduce biobased, compostable plastics to selected.....
Weather determines sales fruit crates
“It’s not just the growers that look at the weather report, we do too,” says Stijn Jamart of Belgian pallet and crate trader Jamart. Crate sales are determined by the harvested volume, which is influenced by the weather. “When warm weather is forecast, we see more demand for wooden strawberry crates. We have.....
Italy: New customised bags for Gavina mini-wateremelons
Gavina is the sweet seedless mini-watermelon produced by theAgricola Campidanese PO.In order to promote this product even more, the cooperative has introduced a new personalised packaging - a bag with the Gavina logo on the front and the history of the mini-watermelons on the back.The watermelons are already.....
Prices for raw materials for plastics has stabilized
The prices for raw materials for plastics has stabilized, some commodity prices seem to even be falling. Supply and demand appear to be better in balance, thus the expected turnaround came in pricing.Click for an enlargement.A major reason for this price increase was the fact that different production sites.....
“More and more fruit and veg in topseal”
While the topseal has been used as packaging in other sectors for a while now, it is now getting its breakthrough in fruit and veg. After the United Kingdom, where the packaging has been gaining popularity for some time, interest from the Netherlands and Belgium is growing, Pierre Hagenaars of Het Packhuys.....
Australian Made, Australian Grown
AU: Logo to be incorporated into new food labels
The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed the Government’s proposed new country-of-origin labelling system for food, which will for the first time incorporate a bar chart showing what proportion of ingredients come from Australia, and will also include – for those products made and grown in Australia – the.....
US: New avocado bag design with nutritional info launched
Giumarra Agricom International has announced the debut of its new Nature’s Partner avocado nutrition initiative to be spearheaded by a redesigned bulk avocado bag targeting increased consumption of the category.Giumarra recently promoted “Nature’s Partner – Your Partner for Nutrition” and displayed the.....
International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS)
Re-assignment of PLU codes on horizon
As the adoption of price look-up codes (PLU) has gained traction, the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market. The transition comes at a time.....
LC Packaging enters the Nordics
LC Packaging is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Malmo, Sweden to service the Nordic countries. The international expert and market leader in agri, FIBC and cardboard packaging chose to expand their presence to support its customer base in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. A local.....