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“Supermarkets increasingly aware of environmental impact”

On route to more sustainable plastic packaging for fresh produce

Traditionally, the conical sleeves, bags and films for fresh produce are made of plastic (PP and LDPE). That works just fine. The use of covers is a must. It’s necessary for the protection, transport, presentation and longer shelf life of the fresh products. However, the material used for the sleeves is in.....

US: Retail-ready Tasti-Lee tomato packages create buzz on the West Coast

"Vida Fresh, Inc. is very excited to announce the arrival of our new retail-ready baskets of Tasti-Lee tomatoes," says Andrew Walsh with Vida Fresh. "Our premium, organic, vine-ripened Tasti-Lee tomatoes are now available in a plastic-wrapped 1LB basket (2-3 CT), with product info and barcode. There are.....

French cooperative features growers on new labels

Rougeline recently introduced its new line of labels. These feature not only the origin and the grower of the product, but also the quality level. "For several years Les Paysans de Rougeline have proclaimed the French origin of their products," but, says Isabelle Rebrioux. "It was important to go one step.....

Arie Meeuwissen, Taks Handling Systems:

"Packaging Technology is all about flexibility, labor saving and data"

In the world of packaging technology roughly three trends are visible. One of these trends is the focus on labor-saving packaging solutions. "The packaging of fresh produce requires many actions. Automation is pleasant, because labor is expensive. Cheaper solutions for this are more than welcome", Arie.....

US: Lef Farms introduces new retail and food service packaging

With its simple elegance, the lēf packaging aims to break out from the field of brands that have turned to old-school clams and tubs. It starts with lēf’s classic black retail bag which shows off its greens through a see-through front window of cascading leaves. And clear side panels allow.....

Italy: GNA introduces new flow pack machinery

Established in 1987 in Bologna, GNA Srl operates in the automatic machine sector for the packaging of fresh and fresh-cut produce. In addition to its strong presence on both the domestic and international markets and its know-how, the company can also count on a wide range of products - flow-pack horizontal.....

13,200 containers per hour

Spain's largest organic cherry tomato packaging machine

Induser, the Ejido-based company specialised in the design and manufacture of packaging lines for agro-food products, has installed the largest automatic packaging machine in the organic cherry tomato sector for the firm Biosabor.It is a project developed in two stages for the production of 13,200 containers.....

Houweling's Tomatoes adds three new premium snack packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes announced three new tomato packs as part of their premium Signature Selection line. The exclusive Signature Selection brand dictates a strict criteria for varietal selection and growing practices, placing flavor at the forefront of the selection criteria, followed by other key.....