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River Run Foods Expands Capabilities with Retortable Cartons

This co-packer known for tomato-based sauces in glass containers expanded its formats and capacity with the addition of Tetra Recart cartoning system.

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River Run Foods, a co-packer for food products in Northumberland, Pa., has expanded its capabilities to include filling and packaging in Tetra Recart® carton packages from Tetra Pak. River Run is already known for its more than 100 years of combined experience filling high-acid foods, like tomato-based sauces, into jars. The new retortable carton category expands the existing product and capacity offering. Plus, with 80% lower carbon footprint and significant weight and space savings compared to alternatives, TetraPak says that its Tetra Recart system offers many benefits to River Run customers wishing to enhance the overall sustainability of their food products.

“Looking to the future, we know trends like sustainability and online grocery will only continue to accelerate,” says Roger Hoffman, CEO of River Run Foods. “By investing in Tetra Recart, we can offer brands, retailers and food service providers an environmentally sound, e-commerce-ready package for their products, from beans and vegetables to soups, sauces and pie filling.”

With the recent addition of the Tetra Pak R2 filling machine, River Run can now package its full range of products in Tetra Recart Mini and Midi cartons in 200 mL, 340 mL, 390 mL, 440 mL and 500 mL sizes.

“This new installation at River Run Foods allows more brands to take advantage of all that Tetra Recart has to offer,” says Jeff Fielkow, President and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. “With River Run’s proven experience and success in tomato-based sauces, vegetables and more, we’re looking forward to some exciting new products hitting the U.S. market in Tetra Recart.” 


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