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Packer Insight — Washington Conference, SPS, new traceability rules

The Packer's team catches you up on the news of the week, from the Washington Conference to the Sustainable Produce Summit to stricter traceability rules for certain produce items.

Crawford Packaging promotes Doug Crowe in SW Ontario

Crawford Packaging, Essex, Ontario, has promoted Doug Crowe to regional sales manager for Southwestern Ontario.

Starr Ranch Growers emoji pouches recyclable

Smile! The Starr Ranch Growers is offering Apple Snaq apples with emoji graphics in recyclable packaging.

Giro Pack debuts its lightest bag option yet, at 3 grams

Giro Pack Inc., Atlanta, has introduced its lightest package in its lineup of welded bags in the U.S. and Canada.

Karl Hertel joins Sev-Rend as chief financial officer

Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired Karl Hertel as chief financial officer.

Giro Pack focuses on sustainable packaging and use of plastic

Giro Pack Inc. is rethinking plastic in terms reducing it, and optimizing its use in each package it manufactures to reduce overall environmental effects.

Genaro Produce barred from industry for PACA violations

Genaro Produce Inc., Miami, has been barred from operating in the produce industry for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

LGS Specialty Sales takes steps to promote better health

LGS Specialty Sales, New Rochelle, N.Y., is sponsoring a consumer contest, One Step at a Time, to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage consumers to take steps toward better health.

Smurfit Kappa exec appointed to Latin American corrugated group

Smurfit Kappa executive Juan Pablo Perez has been appointed as the president of the Corrugators Association of the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Plant Based Products Council joins group to tackle plastic packaging

The Plant Based Products Council, whose members include companies that promote sustainable packaging, has joined the U.S. Plastics Pact, which seeks a circular economy for plastics by 2025.