Plant-based meat company Heura has launched its new packaging, reducing the use of plastic by 80% and honoring the Mediterranean roots. Until today, the plant based meat segment has been led internationally by companies born in Silicon Valley. Heura, however, believes that the future of food must have its pillars in one of the most famous gastronomic cultures in the world, the Mediterranean.
Nature Fresh Farms continue their sustainable initiatives by releasing a new, 100% home compostable wrap for their Long English Cucumbers, a first in the North American market. An alternative to traditional polyethylene plastic, this film is an environmentally friendly compostable wrap that breaks down in a household compost without leaving behind microplastics.
Harpak-ULMA announced the launch of its PaperSeal packaging technology as part of the company’s initiative to fundamentally rethink packaging systems to promote green packaging alternatives across the food industry.
Upfield, the makers of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, is marketing Flora as a culinary-inspired, premium dairy-free butter brand.
August 6, 2020
Upfield, the world’s leading producer of plant-based spreads and plant butters, today introduced its newest plant butter brand, Flora, with the launch of Flora Plant Butter in the United States. Flora Plant Butter is a vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and non-GMO plant butter with a rich and creamy taste and which consumers can use 1:1 in baking and cooking but is made with plant-based oils, and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Flora Plant Butter is packaged in paper wrapping, not plastic, making it a more environmentally responsible choice for consumers looking to reduce their imprint on our planet through sustainable foods, without sacrificing taste.
Frozen meat ships in sustainable packaging with non-GMO cornstarch foam and plant-friendly gel packs.
August 4, 2020
Carne Collective – the first Argentinian beef delivery company in the US – has launched its eco-friendly Argentinian meat delivery direct to U.S. consumers now available for pre-sale for a true farm-to-table experience. The Carne Collective subscription pre-sale is offering three different boxes to choose from, and pre-sale customers will unlock discounted pricing as long as their subscriptions remain active.
Conagra Brands, one of North America's leading food companies, is celebrating the summer with the debut of more than two dozen new products. More people are cooking and eating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Birds Eye, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice and Snack Pack are among the brands bringing new items to market to satisfy evolving consumer needs.
For their deli cup packaging sold in retail, both Treasure Cave and Frigo Cheese brands have removed the carton sleeves, moved to direct printing and added instructions on the cups to inform consumers on proper disposal. Both brands have national distribution of their deli cup SKU’s across the dairy and deli aisles. These changes result in a number of positive environmental impacts. For example, removal of the carton sleeves eliminates over 600,000 pounds of paper from the supply chain, reducing consumption of natural resources, pollution, GHG emissions and waste associated with their production, shipping and storage.
A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). They stand out for their excellent recyclability and significantly lower material consumption compared to standard packaging, which makes these solutions especially resource-saving, while also scoring in terms of sustainability at the point of sale.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!