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Hirzel doubles down on aseptics

This fourth-generation Ohio marketer of tomato products believes there is a certain segment of U.S. consumers who want a package format other than a can.
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Healthy yet busy lifestyles influence produce packaging trends

A 3.3% per year growth in produce packaging through 2017 will be driven by population growth, trends toward healthier eating, and the increased availability of ready-to-eat fruit.
Each individually bagged product can be scanned for date of harvest and point of origin.
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Digital ink jet printing enhances food safety

Grower/packer implements advanced on-film labeling technology to track and trace fresh produce from field to store to kitchen.
Large particulates in aseptic cartons.
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Campbell launches large particulates in aseptic cartons

Campbell Soup Co. has expanded its Liebig range in France with the addition of new products aseptically packaged.
Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates
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Off The Shelf: Aseptically packaged tomatoes are packing particulates

Herzel Canning Co. & Farms is aseptically packaging cut tomatoes in 26.46-oz cartons. The firm is believed to be the first to commercialize such a package with particulates.
Print-and-apply  labeling systems throughout Crunch Pak’s plant produce labels like these, which play a key role in the firm’s ability to comply with the Produce Traceability Initiative.
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Healthy snacks, compliant packaging

Crunch Pak perfects GTIN coding and high-speed labeling of its sliced apple products using a networked printing solution that has also brought about some cost savings.
Driscoll’s, a major marketer of fresh berries, incorporates the pre-labeled clam shell packaging approach.
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Amping up fresh produce labeling flexibility

Thermoformed container supplier brings variable label printing in-house and harvests benefits of digital ink jet print versatility.
Off the Shelf: PET clamshells expand in lettuce category
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Off the Shelf: PET clamshells expand in lettuce category

The FreshExpress brand has two intriguing new lettuce offerings that take full advantage of the clarity and functionality of a PET thermoform.
IMPROVED FRESHNESS & SALES. Bean sprouts packaged in the oxygen barrier film bags have yielded prolonged product freshness and increased sales.
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Freshness extension for fresh produce

Laser film perforation technology helps control oxygen transmission rates in bean sprout bags, protecting product color and odor.
Machine Product Brief
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EPSON Robots: Wash down robots for food, medical applications

Designed specifically for perishable food transportation lines, Epson Robots’ C3-IP67 wash down 6-axis robots help to eliminate contamination concerns caused by mishandling and inconsistency of human intervention, and contamination caused by human hair, dust, and pollen in food transportation lines.

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