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Pandemic boosts bagged apples — but not because of food safety

Retailers are switching from bulk to bagged apples, according to a Stemilt Growers, as limited trips to the store, online ordering and a grab-and-go convenience is highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anti-pathogen packaging technology launched

Atlanta-based Aptar Food + Beverage is launching InvisiShield packaging technology, which kills pathogens and extends shelf life.

Syngenta seeks packaging innovations

Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta is investing $2 billion in sustainable agriculture, and the company said part of the investment will go toward packaging innovations.

Association seeks reusable packaging award submissions

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is asking for nominations for the ninth annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award.

Value-added produce checks consumer, retailer boxes

As long as there have been produce departments, there has been value-added produce, Bruce Peterson says. But the sophistication and breadth of value-added produce sales has never been bigger.

Inline Plastics to use post-consumer plastics in all packaging

Inline Plastics, Shelton, Conn., is integrating rDPET into its products, using post-consumer content from recycled products.

Sustainability’s a hot topic when it comes to sweet potato packaging

The single-serving, plastic-wrapped microwavable sweet potato isn’t so hot these days, as the discussion about sustainable packaging gets louder.

Reusable packaging group sponsors session on circular supply chain

UPDATED: The Reusable Packaging Association is offering a two-hour educational program on how reusable packaging offers users a circular supply chain option.

WeighPack has new pouch-filling equipment

WeighPack Systems Inc., Montreal, has a new system that can vacuum pack produce and other foods.

Packaging experts aim for sustainability, improvements

Packaging priorities can often depend on what a produce company wants to accomplish, according to Eva Almenar.