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September 29, International Day of Awareness of Food Loss

Post-harvest packaging solution launched to help reduce food losses

Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, a UN initiative to raise awareness of the impact of food and nutrition safety on people's lives. Worldwide, 1 billion people go hungry, and 1/3 of all the food produced is lost in the production and distribution processes or goes to the trash during the commercialization and consumption stages.

Termotécnica, with headquarters in Joinville (Santa Catarina, Brazil) and units in four other states, is one of the few Brazilian companies to rank, since 2014, among the signatories of the Save Food Initiative, of the FAO - UN initiative to combat hunger by reducing food waste.

Conserver boxes
FarmFresh conservers produced by Termotécnica increase the foods’ shelf life and reduce losses while maintaining the quality and freshness of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and flowers throughout post-harvest. The conservers are already widely used by the market from the north to the south of the country, in addition to protecting fresh products that are exported from Brazil. In 2019, the company won the WorldStar award, granted by the World Packaging Organization, one of the most important recognitions in the packaging market, in the Food and Save Food categories for the attributes of its solutions in the market.

Two new models: 8 kg. and 5 kg. 
In line with the UN's Save Food movement, Termotécnica is launching two new conserver models. The new multipurpose 8 kg FarmFresh conserver aimed at serving the market for grapes by the bag, in its various sizes, can also be used for other types of fresh products. This new packaging expands the conservers’ internal volume capacity, providing better logistical use. The new 5-kilogram multipurpose conserver for bowls can be used for any fresh product sold in this format, such as grapes, persimmons, pitaya, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, among other fruits and vegetables. According to the president of Termotécnica, Albano Schmidt “in addition to all the logistical advantages along with the preservation of the packaged fresh products’ quality in comparison with other types of packaging, FarmFresh conservers decrease costs and reduce food losses in the chain.”

In this true race against time, from producer to consumer, Termotécnica's post-harvest solutions can extend the shelf-life of packaged products by up to 30 percent. Certified by tests in European laboratories (AgroTropical and HDG), these results confirm a reduction in food losses and waste, which makes the FarmFresh line sustainable and suitable for packaging fresh products, increasing shock absorption during transport and improving retail display space. Due to their characteristics and benefits, FarmFresh EPS conserver boxes perform throughout the entire chain: from product packaging, logistics ease and cost/benefit in transport and storage, to retail and, finally, to the consumers' table.

For more information:
Fernanda Caroline Butzke
Tel: +55 (47) 3451-2725

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