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Bio-lutions turns agricultural waste into biodegradable packaging

Bio-lutions GmbH, a company that believes in sustainable innovations, came up with a patented ‘mechanical process’ through which agricultural residual fibres are converted into self-binding micro and nano fibrillated natural fibres using only water.This Germany-based company, founded by architect and.....

Italy: Insalatosa - new Little Gem lettuce solutions

When talking about lettuce, it seems impossible to introduce something new. But Stefania Benini from Cesenatico (Forlì-Cesena) managed it with "Insalatosa" - two Little Gem heads in an appealing packaging complete with information including recipes on how to enjoy lettuce in new ways."Spain and France have.....

FreshSurety announces trial for sensors to ensure produce freshness

FreshSurety Corporation announced today a Technology Trial of its AssuredFreshness reporting service.“The produce business loses 30% of its product from farm to table - a multi-billion dollar problem”, said Tom Schultz, FreshSurety CEO. “Much of this loss is driven by lack of reliable freshness information.....

OSU develops water-resistant, antimicrobial edible wrap

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a water-resistant and antimicrobial edible film that has the potential to extend the shelf life of foods with wet surfaces, such as meat, cheese, and cut fruit and vegetables.The film is similar in texture and appearance to plastic wrap but it is edible.....

June 30-July 3, Chengdu City

China: Urban agricultural expo comes to Chengdu

The 5th Chengdu International Urban Modern Agricultural Expo is organized by the Chengdu Municipal’s Government and welcomes international companies to exhibit their products and services of agri-tech, agri-food, materials, machinery and equipment, cold chain, packaging and designing.If Dutch companies can.....

Garden Pack combines mini products in larger box

“When people buy vegetables, they often get a combination of cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes,” says Kurvin Soobrayen with AMCO Produce in Leamington, Canada. “This information is based on research we have done ourselves in combination with customer conversations.” In response to this consumer buying pattern,.....

Complete packing line for snack bell peppers for German grower

Koppert Machines has developed a packing line for snack bell peppers for a German customer. The design came about after extensive talks with the customer, and existing and new techniques were used.The challenge was getting three colours of bell peppers in a 200 gram packaging, with a weight of no more than.....

Turkey: Innovative antimicrobial MA-MH bag now available

Deka Plastic, a company that mainly produces modified atmosphere bags and retail bags for the fresh produce industry, has been in business for the last 25 years. The company is responsible for a ‘new generation of modified atmosphere – modified humidity (MA-MH) bags’ developed using several nanotech.....

Edible ink allows invisible label printing on fruit

Australian company, Digital Ink Technologies new POLYtrust edible UV invisible and visible inks offers a unique way to label fruits and vegetables. The ink allows the company's printers to use the polymer thermal inkjet technology which sticks directly onto fruit & vegetables and can not be easily rubbed.....

UK: Consumers throw away 40% of bagged leaves

Britons throw away 40% of the bagged salad they buy every year, according to the latest data, with 37,000 tonnes – the equivalent of 178m bags – going uneaten every year.The figures from the government’s waste advisory body Wrap are being published on Wednesday by the supermarket giant Tesco to highlight.....

Customers outraged after Asda stopped selling loose fruit & veg

Many customers are outraged after Asda stores in some areas have stopped selling loose fruit and vegetables. Customers see it as a waste of packaging and prefer to buy their produce loose, and took their anger to social media. In a tweet to Asda, Jonathan Bowdin wrote: ‘Yo @Asda colne [in Lancashire]......

Consumables line reduces packaging by up to 25%

Crawford Packaging launches GrowPack; an offering of produce packaging automation and consumables. “GrowPack offers a full line of produce products that help our customers save money, while adding value through advanced technology resulting in high shelf impact,” noted Vice President of Crawford Packaging’s.....

Packaging extends shelf life, but how?

The increasing globalisation and international trade in the fresh produce sector demands the utmost of the products. The products are transported thousands of miles before they find their way to the consumer. Shelf life during transport is crucial to get a good price for products. One of the factors that can.....

How food safe is your food packaging?

Robert van der Laan of Mediane has been around for a while in the world of packaging materials for fruit and vegetables and in particular the conical covers. After all those years it continues to surprise him that growers are not always interested in the food safety of their packaging materials. Robert: "One.....