Wholly Guacamole Debuts New Easy-Open Packaging

Fresherized Foods, the Fort Worth, Texas-based maker of Wholly Guacamole refrigerated guacamole, introduced a new peel-and-serve tray packaging, created in response to customer requests for a more easy-open packaging.

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Food Safety Focus on Packaging

Most recently, there has been a push by CPG companies toward certification of packaging suppliers. This promises to be a major theme at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013, Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Maple Leaf Farms Introduces Vacuum Skin Packaging

Maple Leaf Farms, Leesburg, Ind., transitioned to vacuum skin packaging for all retail raw duck breast and duck leg products.
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Demand for Meat, Poultry, Seafood Packaging to Jump 3.2% by 2017

Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging is forecast to increase 3.2% annually to $9.7 billion in 2017, according to “Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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Freschetta Thinks Outside the Box, Returns to Original Box Color

Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Minneapolis, started thinking outside of the box—the pizza box that is.
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AdvancePierre Foods Unveils New Packaging for Sandwich Line

Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods unveiled a new look for many of its Fast Choice brand sandwiches.

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Shrimp Gumbo Pack is first to bear certified authentic label

Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack from Delcambre Direct Seafood as one of the first products to carry the "Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood" seal on the packaging.
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Applegate Farms reduces packaging size, weight

Applegate Farms shrunk its packaging, but not its bacon.
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Smart Balance, Earth Balance Switch from Round to Square Packaging

When it comes to its spreads business, Boulder Brands, Boulder, Colo., thinks four corners are better than none. That’s why it rolled out an innovative square package for Smart Balance buttery spreads and Earth Balance natural and organic buttery spreads.

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Study: Foodservice packaging to reach $11.5B in sales by 2017

Allied Development Corp., Minneapolis, released a study that says 2012 industry sales totaled $9.8 billion for packaging that food processors use for products that are sold to foodservice outlets.
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Evolution Fresh: Enhancing the Premium Juice Market with HPP Technology

Evolution Fresh’s new Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., juicery employs HPP technology to help produce cold-pressed juices.

Posted: December 11, 2014

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Factory Acceptance Tests: New Industry Protocols create opportunities for CPGs and OEMs

Properly executed Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) will create a better opportunity for the CPGs to achieve “Vertical Start Ups”. For the OEMs, the FAT can demonstrate their competence and other capabilities. PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence is developing protocols in the Capital Projects Solutions Group. This webinar will provide insights to key areas of FATs.

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