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Packaging and Labelling
Pakistan: Ban on wooden crates for export encouraged
All Pakistan Fruit, Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA) has urged the government to ban the use of wooden crates as containers for exports as it damages the commodities during shipment.In a letter written to different ministries on Thursday, the PFVA argued that the government’s.....
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New packaging for BerryFresh
Special Fruit's BerryFresh is available year-round in an ever increasing range. Sales are gradually increasing, partly thanks to the emerging trend of healthy food – both in meals and snacks. Soft fruit is no niche market anymore.Completely new packaging lineIn the context of these developments, Special.....
MA packaging extending storability by 2 - 4 weeks
Ser Pak is a Turkish company specialised in the development and sale of Prolong® Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity packaging, designed for an excellent control of the conditions inside the packaging, thus helping prolong the shelf life of fresh herbs.When fresh herbs are packed and stored or transported.....
Less waste thanks to optimized packaging
In collaboration with 'Altstoff Recycling Austria AG' (ARA) 'denkstatt Gmbh' has recently examined how well optimized packaging can reduce the ecological footprint of food. This information comes from aiz.info, Germany's agricultural information center website.The result: through the proper application of.....
New label check stations for food manufacturers
Manufacturers can now print labels and comply with all applicable standards, without sacrificing high throughput rates or system availability with new Label Check Stations.The latest addition to the Mettler Toledo CI-Vision portfolio is the newly developed Label Check Station (LCS), which prints and.....
Increased use of Tectrol® in strawberry transpor
TransFresh® Corporation has announced that usage has expanded for its high velocity Tectrol® application systems, recently placed in multiple cooler locations ahead of peak strawberry production, increasing efficiency and throughput for berries bound for US and Canadian markets. According to TransFresh, the.....
EnduroPouch gets thinner
One of the best features of the original EnduroPouch™, manufactured by Chantler Packaging, has always been how little material is needed to produce the pouch. Now, Chantler has released the latest iteration, EnduroPouch™ 1.6 in a thinner gauge, which further cuts down on the materials necessary for.....
NY lawmakers pressed to require GMO labels
Supporters of a proposal to require labels on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients are making another push before lawmakers return to Albany later this month.Advocates of GMO labeling are planning two events Thursday in New York City to urge lawmakers to pass the measure.Supporters argue.....
US (FL): New blueberry packing house boost for industry
A river of blueberries flowed off a conveyor belt at the Spiech Farms packing house and into plastic clamshells that suggest this area's agricultural future may be a little like its glorious past.In the pre-freeze heyday of the local citrus industry, the names of Dade City and Brooksville traveled the.....
Less packaging for fruits and vegetables at Albert Heijn
Organic and conventional products distinguished by packaging
Last month Albert Heijn announced that they would like to reduce the number of packaged products in the produce section. Approximately a month after the announcement reactions from customers have been positive, according to the supermarket chain. But this move also raises questions. Is AH striving towards.....
Packaging can help fresh produce stand out
When a consumer walks down the produce aisle and finds several types of lettuce, what makes that buyer choose one brand over another? There are many factors that go into that decision, but in an industry where one's competitors sell products that are roughly the same in appearance, innovative packaging and.....
AU: Ventilated Pallet film launched for citrus season
With the Citrus export season soon to get underway, ProFresh Systems have launched its Ventilated Pallet film. Saul Windiate from ProFresh Systems, says "Growers and exporters have been suffering from carton collapse caused by a build-up of condensation through the use of standard pallet wrap film. Our new.....
"If we don't have a packaging yet, we'll look for it"
Brabopak has over 8,000 packagings in their range
Brabopak is a Belgian company that imports and markets packaging. Brabopak was founded in 1987 by Robert De Clerck. He started with single packagings, but the assortment grew to the current range of 8,000 types. They are imported from various companies, especially from Vietnam and Germany. The company has.....
US: Eco-friendly produce labels easy to remove
For a number of years, organic produce has been gaining popularity by health conscious consumers and leading retailers who favor eco-friendly products and their effect on the environment. Not only do these consumers prefer organic produce, they also favor eco-friendly biodegradable labels because they are.....