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UK labelling company extends hands-on facilities for customers

Coding and marking specialist Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) is further strengthening its range of customer support services with the opening of additional facilities at its Nottingham headquarters.An extended Demonstration Room, new Training Room and Print Sample Laboratory will allow customers to see.....

'Sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial "sugar-glass" coating in which viruses that destroy bacteria are embedded.....

New Ulma packing machine for Belgian tomato grower

Rotom Tomatoes, located in the heart of the Belgian vegetable region of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, has purchased a new packaging machine from GH Ulma.PackagingTom De Winter: "Rotom Tomatoes is able to pack a wide range of products with flowpack (with or without tray), stretched film or with sealed tray. For that.....

Waitrose trialling environmentally friendly packaging for organic tomatoes

Waitrose is trailing a new environmentally friendly pack that they hope will help bring the end of plastic packaging for organic tomatoes.A new form of non-plastic punnet which uses tomato leaves is being experimented to help package tomatoes.Waitrose created the new packaging by combining dried tomato leaf.....

US: 44% of fruit and veg go to waste, but better packaging could help

The National Resources Defense Council recently reported that much, if not most, food waste is fresh food purchased for home use.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, American families throw away up to 44% of fruits and vegetables they purchase.While there are many reasons for household food waste.....

UF study:

"Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels"

For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher.Zhifeng Gao, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food and resource economics, led the study with former doctoral students.....

Euro Pool System and La Palette Rouge share knowledge in packaging pooling

Two divisions, each with the same year of birth, are sharing the expertise in the area of packaging pooling. EPS has become the standard packaging in the European chain for fresh and packaged foods with its reusable and folding trays. LPR has taken a leading position in the FMCG sector with its innovative.....

UK: Asda mix class I and II strawberries to limit food waste

Asda has started sneaking bruised and wonky strawberries into standard punnets in a war against food waste.For the past 20 weeks its packs of strawberries have contained a mix of "class 1" and "class 2" fruit instead of purely class 1. The supermarket said "shoppers haven't noticed and that the trial was.....

New packaging brings longer shelf life and less waste for herbs

Marina, an Israel based fruit and vegetable growing and distribution company and specialises in refrigerated distribution and recently chose to use Tadbik's latest packaging solution Fresh Lid for some of its products.Roni Sofer, VP Marketing in Marina shared insights about Tadbik’s patent-pending Fresh Lid,.....

University of Florida study:

"Consumers see ‘organic’ and ‘non-GM’ food labels as synonymous"

Consumers are confused between foods labeled as “organic” and “non-genetically modified,” according to a new study led by a University of Florida professor. In fact, researchers found that some consumers view the two labels as synonymous.When Congress approved the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure.....
PMA Fresh Summit:

DS Smith to showcase new enhancements to wax-free boxes for produce

Interstate Container/DS Smith have said that they will be showcasing their 3rd generation Greencoat enhancements at this year's Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Conference & Expo.Greencoat for Produce, a wax replacement box was built with farmers looking to switch from wax in mind. The.....

Italy: Irplast introduces Food Contact Tape

"We have been working in the fresh produce sector for many years, manufacturing packaging that meets diverse functional requirements: it protects, works as a barrier film, is re-sealable and much more. It depends on the products, as each type has its own characteristics and needs. This is why we also develop.....

UK: New tomato packaging prevents transport mess

A brand new premium tomato pack, created by Colpac, has been launched onto the top tiers of Aldi’s supermarket shelves. The global supermarket chain required a paperboard packaging solution in keeping with the high quality of the UK sourced fruit. In addition, moving away from plastic, it was essential that.....

A first in market

New peel and reseal lidding film for compostable and recyclable fibre punnets

While peel and reseal top lidding film is a well established product in the fresh produce market, due to technical challenges, it has been limited in use to only plastic punnets. “Through dedicated development we are launching a lidding film that strongly adheres to an Earthcycle™ moulded pulp container,”.....