Refrigerated and frozen foods manufacturers use packaging graphics, text, colors, geometries, internal volumes, clarity, opacity, and ergonomic designs as nuggets of information to persuade consumers that the products they see are safe, will deliver pleasurable eating experiences, and may be enjoyed in specific or universal locations. Fundamentally, packaged messages must communicate to shoppers at the point of sale that there is a reason to believe in a product so that it is wanted.
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The Refrigerated Foods Association (RFA) has announced the release of an updated Shelf Life Protocol, available now to both members and non-members. The RFA Standardized Protocol for Determining Shelf Life of Refrigerated Foods was originally developed in 2002 and subsequently revised in 2009. The purpose of the standardized protocol was to enable individual manufacturers, and/or their customers if they so desired, to determine their product shelf life and compare their stated shelf life with the shelf life of similar products produced by other manufacturers.
Renewable packaging will reduce the egg industry’s plastic cartons by 4.5 Million the first year.
March 13, 2020
Nature’s Yoke, one of the oldest co-ops of family farms on the east coast producing organic, pasture-raised and free-range eggs, plans to eliminate post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) egg cartons in 2020 and replace them with cartons made from 100% post-consumer paper. By eliminating all plastic egg packaging, Nature’s Yoke will reduce the number of plastic cartons used within the egg industry by 4,560,090 cartons annually.
DiNoci Natural Foods, makers of artisan plant-based frozen desserts announce four new flavors of its almond milk-based desserts--bringing the brand total to eight--using premium ingredients free of gums and additives.
This year, Lotito Foods, the family-owned, four-generation cheese company, has vastly expanded production and distribution of their innovative, low-carb, naturally lactose and gluten-free cheese wraps. Folios Cheese Wraps are the first and only keto-approved lightly baked sheets of cheese that can be wrapped, stuffed, rolled, melted, crisped and baked to perfection. These wraps are extremely popular with keto, allergy-friendly and low-carb diets and for anyone looking for alternative to culinary wraps or as an interesting twist to an everyday recipe.
Toppan Printing, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will launch sales of a new food packaging system called Green Flat, which addresses the need to reduce plastic packaging and can be used as an alternative to conventional skin packs.
The company also expands its line of Veggie Bowls with four new flavors.
February 27, 2020
Ark Foods, the modern-day farming brand known for creating fresh and exciting produce, is expanding its classic line of Veggie Bowls with four new flavors: Buffalo Cauli Mac, General Tso's Cauli, Alfredo Veggie Spaghetti and Sesame Veggie Noodles. This launch will expand its best-selling category and put Ark Foods at the forefront of the plant-based movement, leading the ever-popular trend with better-for-you, heat-and-eat options. To accommodate the brand’s rapid growth, Ark Foods is opening a new 15,000 square foot production facility in New Jersey.
Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.
The next staging of interpack, the world’s leading international trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries, will take place from May 7 – 13, 2020 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Exhibit sales are open for the return of ProFood Tech (April 13-15, 2021; McCormick Place, Chicago). Following one of the most influential events for food and beverage companies in 2019, ProFood Tech 2021 is set to attract an increasing number of executive-level decision makers with significant influence and purchasing power.
The Process Heating & Cooling Show is a conference and tradeshow that will bring together industrial manufacturing and engineering professionals to learn, connect, share and explore all things related to the process heating and cooling industries.