Dole opts for all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags

Dole Fresh Fruit, a subsidiary of Dole Food Co., Inc., headquartered in Westlake Village, CA, now is using all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags to ship some of its fruit and vegetable products within North America.
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MULTIPLE VARIABLES. Unlike most packaging-related product databases, the Product Database allows the user to
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Detail-rich sustainable packaging Product Database is an industry first

Greener Package launches a first-of-its-kind Web-based Product Database for sustainable packaging materials, with collaboration from Walmart.
LABEL VERSATILITY. Aided by an automated vision mechanism to identify case contents, the labeling system accurately prints and a
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Fruit packer conquers Produce Traceability Initiative challenge

Versatile label print/apply system tracks fresh produce and complies with PTI guidelines.

Flower packaging adhesive patch to revolutionize floral industry in US

Temkin, supplier of new “FloraPatch,” calls technology game-changing.

March is National Nutrition Month--read your labels carefully!

American Dietetic Association offers help navigating food labels—more consumer confusion.

Expiration dates on labels only cause confusion

Ignore expiration dates, says one author, and use your eyes and nose to determine what’s fresh enough to consume.

Biodynamic, organic winery finds new uses for bottles and corks

Oregon winery seeks to “close all the loops” in its business, including upcycling bottles and recycling corks and cork covers.

NutriTalk releases top ten nutrition trends for 2010

Can packaging suppliers predict growth areas based on these insights?
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Alcan Packaging: Fitmented stand-up pouch

Fitmented stand-up pouches (SUPs) from Alcan Packaging Food Americas offers sustainable, cost-efficient alternatives to rigid packaging.
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Foodborne illnesses prompt new era of consumables accountability

When a food-contamination situation erupts, it’s imperative that companies be well-equipped to trace the origins of that outbreak and act effectively to limit the public’s exposure to pathogens.


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