EPS packaging increases food safety for fresh produce during pandemic

FarmFresh EPS conservers, manufactured by Termotécnica and sold in the Brazilian market under the DaColheita brand, guarantees added safety in protecting, storing and transporting FLV (Fruits, Legumes, Vegetables).

E-commerce and delivery logistics ease
Purchased via e-commerce and sent by delivery-services, packaged fresh produce gains even more significance, ensuring that they reach the customer's home while still maintaining quality and safety. And even purchases made online but picked-up at a point-of-sale must be already packed and ready-to-go for the customers.

As for logistical issues, FarmFresh conservers also eliminate expenses with return freight, since EPS is one-way and can be 100% recycled at the destination. This makes FarmFresh solutions sustainable and suitable for packing FLV from the farm to the table.

With patented technology and designs, FarmFresh EPS conservers allow high thermal insulation, impact absorption, ease in stacking, transport and product display. This also represents more days with healthy, fresher FLV on store shelves providing many advantages for the retailer.

Packaged products also gain importance since product traceability is essential both to guarantee origin and quality as well as in the delivery process.

Reduced human contact when handling food, avoids risks
EPS packaging from Termotécnica not only preserves FLV quality and prolongs their useful life, but also acts as a physical barrier that prevents hand contact with the products. Keeping them protected throughout the process, the packaging prevents direct human contact with the fresh products until they are purchased by the consumer. As a result, contamination risk of fruits and vegetables throughout the supply chain is effectively eliminated.

Shelf-life extension of fresh produce
EPS packaging effectively delays the ripening and aging processes, inhibits microbial decomposition and preserves the quality and nutritional value of packaged fruits and vegetables, prolonging the time in which they can be consumed. They are widely used also for long-term storage and long-distance fresh produce shipments.

The exclusive formulation of FarmFresh EPS conservers also demonstrated the potential to preserve the nutritional value of fresh produce after prolonged storage, maintaining its quality for longer while also avoiding food waste. Certified by tests in European laboratories (AgroTropical and HDG), FarmFresh EPS packaging can extend the shelf-life of fresh produce by up to 30%, providing benefits to all stakeholders in the FLV supply chain and helping to address these logistical issues.

More hygiene throughout the entire chain
FarmFresh EPS packaging solutions maintain the ideal atmosphere to extend FLV’s useful life and help to alleviate the consumers’ many concerns when buying fresh produce.

EPS is a totally inert material, hygroscopic and washable, providing maximum hygiene levels. FarmFresh conservers can also be produced with Safe Pack, an antimicrobial raw material that reduces the action and presence of micro-organisms, an extra protection that makes contact surfaces and products free from invisible threats of everyday life.

For more information:
Carla Lavina
Tel: +55 (47) 99127-9834

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