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Packaging and Labelling


Avocados respond well to Xtend modified atmosphere packaging

Achieving the desired quality when shipping avocados requires an understanding of the interrelationship between the avocado respiration rate, film permeability, the desired modified atmosphere and modified humidity conditions as well as the importance of good carton design, prompt and efficient cooling and.....

Washington Apple Commission president proposes unified labels

Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, has proposed creation of a unified Washington apples sticker that includes all the corporate logos of apple marketing and sales houses to unify the industry’s presence at the point of sale and maintain the lead in an increasingly competitive.....

Naber Plastics, PerfoTec and Sealpac introduce PerfoLid

Due to their vulnerability and limited shelf life, each year almost 50% of all fresh fruits and vegetables are thrown away at retailers and consumers around the globe, giving it the highest wastage rate of any food product around. And with global climate change nowadays clearly effecting crops, and therefore.....

Moisture resistant bioplastics for fruit & vegetable packaging

Since January 2017, in the French retail sector, the use of plastic bags for fruit and vegetables, as well as at the cheese, meat and also fish counter was banned.However, bags made from home compostable bioplastic which contain a minimum amount of 30% renewable raw materials (and from 2025, 60% renewable raw.....

New container offers increased protection for apple & pear transport

Specially designed for the fruit and vegetables supply chain, Schoeller Allibert have announced their newly developed Maximus 1212 container. It offers a base design featuring 4 pockets which help protect apples and pears and significantly reduces the likelihood of dents and bruises compared with traditional.....

Johan de Neef, Smart Packaging Solutions:

“Anticipating tomorrow’s demand by thinking outside the box”

“The largest problem in many sectors is that companies miss out on opportunities and don’t invest at the right moment. Managing a company means constantly being alert and anticipating tomorrow’s demand. To that end, it’s important not just to follow developments and changes in your own sector, but in all.....

France: Packaging to make the most of a product

"In my opinion, it is a way to add value to the products, to give them the importance they deserve," explains Massimo Bellotti, international sales manager at Group Guillin. The company trusts that, with this type of packaging, the food will not be wasted, since it will be better appreciated. "Selling grapes.....

Print on Demand innovation offers customers flexibility

Looking for food safe labels? Sinclair Systems International will be promoting its labeling service to growers, packers and shippers at this year’s Viva Fresh Expo. “We are the labeling provider of fresh produce,” said Maria Montalvo, Marketing Manager. Labels are put on loose fruit and include the PLU, the.....

Ban on plastic bags worries Kenyan fruit bag trader

Mr Lucas Omwenga is a worried man. For five years, he has plied his trade as a plastic bag trader in Kisii town's fruit and vegetable market, an occupation that is his young family's only source of income."My wife and two children depend on my plastic bag business for their daily bread," said Mr Omwenga. This.....

Introduction of new organic apple pouch bag

Domex Superfresh Growers® is excited to showcase its 2lb organic pouch bags, and proprietary apple, Autumn Glory®. Organic pouch bags will be available into the summer, and include Cameo, Red Delicious, Fuji, and Gala. Superfresh Growers® conventional 3lb pouch bags will be available year round. “The.....

Tesco trials new mushroom packaging to reduce food waste

Tesco is trialling new packaging for their fresh mushrooms that they claim will help keep them fresher for longer and reduce food waste."We are always looking for new ways to reduce food waste and bring fresh British produce to our customers. So, this week we’re launching a trial of our new, fully recyclable.....

New elevĀte™ salad packaging has renewed focus on organic and Superfood ingredients

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. recently introduced a new look and feel for the brand’s elevĀte™ Salads, better highlighting the unique benefits of this innovative single-serve salad. The updated packaging showcases the organic recipes in a way that is simple and easy to read for today’s consumer. The new packaging.....

New Zealanders get closer to CoOL regulations

Horticulture New Zealand congratulated the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today.“Given our recent survey showed that more than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin.....

New CPI standard offers hygienic solution for UK's fresh produce industry

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has introduced the Common Footprint Quality (CFQ) standard for the UK’s fresh produce industry.The standard has been adopted by three corrugated specialists – Smurfit Kappa, DS Smith and Saica. The CFQ has been created to demonstrate that the tray being used will.....

New packaging introduced

Pearl onions are gaining momentum in North America

Pearl onions are gaining momentum in the West, but pearl onions are also very popular in Europe and some parts of Asia. "Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and India are all places that love including pearl onions in their cuisine," says Andrea Dubak with Thomas Fresh. In India, you’ll see them in sweet relishes.....

New grape tomato packaging for Master's Touch

Master’s Touch, which ships produce out of Baja, Mexico, has created a new package for its grape tomatoes: a 10.5oz resealable pouch bag, which will be featured in organic and conventional at the Viva Fresh Expo. At the time of the show the company may also be showcasing some watermelon and possibly organic.....

New asparagus packaging for mid-May retail season

Todd Greiner Farms Packing, LLC., a Michigan asparagus grower/packer/shipper, today revealed a new packaging design in preparation for the mid-May season launch. The 12 oz, “microwave in the bag,” packaging was designed to attract impulse purchases by consumers looking for quick and easy meal ideas in the.....

NZ/AUS invest in tech to combat fresh produce counterfeits

As China's middle class develops its taste for imported food and drink, fresh produce suppliers in New Zealand and Australia are topping up nature's bounty with anti-counterfeiting technology in a bid to protect their growing business from fakes.Suppliers of fruit and other industries are teaming up with.....

Spain: New packaging solution to sell the entire production

"With the launch of this packaging format, we have managed to market the product to other audiences," states Arturo Fernández, of Cortijo las Palomas. This is a way to prevent the waste of lemons that fail to meet the calibre standards demanded by stores. "We talked with traders in the Nordic countries, our.....

Sweet grape tomatoes come in the form of Handy Candy

Handy Candy offers an innovative way to enjoy the sweetness of a grape tomato with the introduction of its Handy Candy grape tomatoes all conveniently packed in a 4 oz. resealable biodegradable cup. The product will be showcased at the upcoming Viva Fresh Expo, April 20 – 22. “We’re positioning it as a.....

ICA eco laser label program expands

A few months after the introduction of laser labelling for their organic avocados and sweet potatoes back in December, Peter Hägg from ICA Sweden said that the program is going well.Out of the 70 pallets of avocados going to the retailer each week, the lasered avocados still only make up around 6% of the.....

‘Die Maus’ Landgard’s latest concept

Fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts – all of these agricultural products can end up in German supermarkets in packaging featuring Die Maus. Grower’s cooperative Landgard has developed various product ideas for this. The subject ‘sustainability’ is central in the cooperation between Landgard and WDR Mediagroup.....

Fifty percent less bruising in fruit due to box with pocket base

Especially for the transport of food products such as fruit and vegetables, a unique pocket base for big boxes was developed by Schoeller Allibert. Thanks to its unique base design with pockets, or notches, food such as apples or pears don’t start rolling around during transport. The result is significant......

Chantal van de Poll, RPC Bebo Food Packaging:

“Our trays can withstand temperatures of -50˚C-121˚C”

RPC Bebo Food Packaging has been active as producer of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) trays for years. Sales were taken care of by distributors at first, but in 2013 the company started doing its own sales. “Traditionally, our focus is more on the fish and meat industry, but our trays are also suitable for.....

Freshfel report shows there is still misleading consumer information

The image and name of fresh fruit is still often being misused by other food sectors. This is the main finding of the new edition of Freshfel’s ‘Where is the Fruit?’ study. There are still too many products that are displaying fruits prominently on their packaging, despite little to no actual fruit content,.....

100% recycled and bio degradable

Dutch company moves into fresh produce eco packing

Dutch company Modiform have been making products for the horticultural sector for almost four decades and work from 4 locations in the Netherlands. The company is now making a move into the fresh produce sector with their new brand ‘Eco-Expert’."A year and a half ago we saw that a Scottish company, Cullen.....

Chantal van de Poll, RPC Bebo Food Packaging:

“Our trays can withstand temperatures of -50 to 121 ˚C”

RPC Bebo Food Packaging has been active as producer of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) trays for years. Sales were taken care of by distributors at first, but in 2013 the company started doing its own sales. “Traditionally, our focus is more on the fish and meat industry, but our trays are also suitable for.....

Jordan: "Packaging vegetables has always been a great challenge"

Their limited specialization in the packaging of perishable goods is a problem that Jordanian exporting companies must deal with on a day-to-day basis; however, they know that they must live up to the expectations of their European customers in order to compete with them. For this reason, "we have decided to.....