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Packaging

August 24, Deposit

US (NY): Vegetable grading & packing field day

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience to aid in understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. This session is designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.The event will be at Catskill.....

Earthcycle earns OK Compost certification for Europe

In line with CKF’s vision to increase export markets for Earthcycle, the company is pleased to announce that its line of moulded fibre packaging for produce is guaranteed to be biodegrade in industrial compost settings, according to European standard EN 13432. AB Vincotte is one of the certifying bodies for.....

US: Which horticultural plastics can be recycled and where?

By now, greenhouse operations have gleaned the production areas of spring and early summer plant material. W. Garrett Owen of MSU writes: "I have come across some operations that have deposited used and even un-used containers, flats or carrier trays in large dumpsters for recycling (Photo 1). At each.....

Food packaging chemical found to increase onset of chronic disease

A study of 1500 South Australian men found a link between several chronic diseases and phthalates – a group of chemicals used widely in food packaging.The results, which have been published in the international journal Environmental Research, detected phthalates in the urine samples of 99.6 per cent of men.....

How to promote cherry tomatoes to children

In order to better market their cherry tomatoes to younger consumers, Israeli exporter, UMS turned to Tadbik – T4Pex. This company manufactures collection stickers and in-pack promotional items. In order to reach children, they came up with a marketing plan to promote cherry tomatoes at the Point of Sale as.....

Innovative injection moulded food packaging developed

At present, biobased plastics are rarely used in injection moulded food packaging, such as salad or butter containers. A new research project aimed at price-competitive food packaging based on biobased plastics wants to change this. The specific challenge of the new project is to produce thin walled.....

Accurate labelling plays larger and larger role on Canadian produce

As consumers become more interested in where exactly their food comes from, the role of the once humble label seems to be greater for Canadian produce.To date, the labelling that’s been done in one Canadian province, Ontario, goes back a ways before this consumer trend in wanting to know more about where.....