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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.
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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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Lundberg wins Responsible Packaging Award

Lundberg Family Farms of Richvale, CA, a leading producer of organic rice and rice products, is a 2011 recipient of the Responsible Packaging Award for its use of 100% recycled paperboard with 65% post consumer recycled content packaging.
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Giro Pack, Inc: Soft-mesh produce packaging is environmentally friendly

A 5 lb. soft mesh bag (high graphic film 120mm width) from Giro Pack contains 8.01 grams of recyclable plastic compared to a traditional 5 lb. poly bag (1.5 mil) with 10.26 grams of plastic, providing 21.9% less packaging material.
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USDA awards Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. first Certified Biobased Product Label on its Renewable Thermo

Renewable thermoformed produce packaging developed by Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. has earned the industry’s first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label, part of a new voluntary labeling program to help purchasers choose products made with biobased commodities.
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Bold, debossed label gets small-lot winery in the game

Caliza Winery uses modern, yet elegant labels that combine visual intrigue with a strong, tactile feel to create a high level of differentiation.
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Falafel label design puts the fun in food

Falafel, a Middle Eastern cuisine, is a blend of chickpeas, fava beans, onions, and exotic spices.
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Snacking trends signal packaging opportunities?

Food channel releases Top 10 Snack Trend Report
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Application analysis discusses track-and-trace bar codes for fresh produce packaging

This Application Analysis explains the track and trace basics for produce packers facing PTI compliance. Read about a case printing solution from FoxJet and examine the costs.
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