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Organic produce industry eyes sustainable packaging

Organically grown products and sustainable packaging should go hand in hand, so many organic growers, shippers and distributors are launching programs to reduce the use of plastics.

StePac designs shelf life extending liners for pomegranates

StePac, Tefen, Israel, has new bin liners designed to extend the storage life of fresh pomegranates.

Starr Ranch switches plastic for corrugated for organic apples

Starr Ranch Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., has new sustainable packaging for organic apples.

PerfoTec system makes liner bags in-house

The Netherlands-based PerfoTec has a new system that allows shippers to make their own modified atmosphere liner bags to prolong shelf life.

IFCO donates RPCs to food banks across the globe

Taking a look back at 2019, IFCO used company resources, expertise and employee engagement to help those in need.

Arrowfarms and Kwik Lok form partnership with Eco-Lok closures

Boston-based Arrowfarms has made a commitment to use Kwik Lok’s plant-based Eco-Lok bag closures on its poly bags.

Retail-ready organic packages available from A & A Organic Farms

Watsonville, Calif.-based A & A Organic Farms is introducing a line of retail-ready packages.

UC Davis completes trials with Hazel Tech packaging on stone fruit

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies Inc. has completed peach, nectarine, and plum supply chain quality trials with the University of California, Davis.

Colorado onion shipper extends use of IFCO RPCs

Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colo.,  has agreed to extend its use of Tampa, Fla.-based IFCO reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for its dry onions through 2020. 

Frieda’s launches specialty citrus in pouches

With winter and the height of citrus season in mind, Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Inc. is rolling out grab-and-go pouches for two specialty citrus offerings.