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Mushrooms launch in water-resistant, compostable pack

Champ’s Mushrooms becomes one of the first produce companies to use new, more water-resistant packaging made from renewable compostable palm pulp-based material.
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Sirane Ltd.: Film extends shelf-life for fruits and vegetables

Significant shelf-life extension of between two and five days has been reported for fruit and vegetables using an innovative new method of wrapping.
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Aseptically filled packs give consumers information on the source of product ingredients.
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Traceable tomato products

In Italy, Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, one of Europe’s biggest tomato products manufacturers, together with the C.I.O. (Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli) association, has opted for an unusual initiative to provide consumers with information about the source of its product ingredients.
The 1-gal 6-layer jar weighs just 160 g.
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1-gal plastic jars for foodservice olives

Aceitunas del Guadalquivir of Seville, Spain, is the first to commercialize an innovative six-layer coextrusion blow molded jar for olives that is notable for its size and for its ability to withstand high-temperature filling processes (hot fill, pasteurization, or sterilisation to 122◦C in retort).
A novel, on-the-go snack and lunch-box packaging option for cherry tomatoes.
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Tray packs promote tomatoes as nutritious ‘candy’ for kids

On-the-go snack and lunch-box packaging options for cherry tomatoes are as kid-friendly as the contents are nutritious.
FPA Gold Winner for Technical Innovation.
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Single film fits range of microwavable products

FPA’s Gold winner for Technical Innovation is Berry Plastics Corp.’s microwavable “One Size Fits All” film packaging.
Steaming bag is included with the fresh potatoes.
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Steam bag packed along with fresh potatoes

Chicago-based Agrow Fresh Produce Co. has launched fresh, petite red potatoes in a “Simply Season & Steam” format that includes a dual-ovenable steaming bag inside.
OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes
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OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some unusual and clever takes on tomato packaging that come from Mastronardi Produce of Canada.
Apples are among the produce packed in the new material.
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Produce packaging gives consumers that traditional feel

UK supermarket leader Sainsbury’s has developed an innovative new packaging format for their fresh produce that withstands the existing distribution and supply-chain processes while at the same time enhancing the consumers’ experience.
Molded fiber tray with PET lamination is impervious to moisture.
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Mushroom Sauté in molded fiber tray

To-Jo Mushrooms has developed a new Traditional Mushroom Sauté that offers a fresh product with superior flavor and quick and easy preparation.

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