CMI Orchards launches new KIKU apples packaging

CMI Orchards plans to unveil a refreshed look for super sweet KIKU brand apples at the International Fresh Produce Association's Global Produce & Floral Show. This updated look will be implemented across all boxes and... more »

CMI unveils advanced pear packing technology

CMI Orchards has introduced pear packing technology that is marketed to possess strong benefits for retailers and consumers. The Wenatchee, Washington, based CMI’s recent expansions on the technology used to pack, market and sell pears... more »

IFPA comments on EU packaging regulations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) submitted public comments on the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste. “We are fully committed to reducing, (with the long-term goal... more »

Industry packaging pioneer Fox dies at age 62

Produce packaging pioneer Craig Fox has died at age 62. Fox, executive vice president at Fox Packaging, died on Feb. 1 after an illness. He served the produce industry for more than four decades in... more »

Italy’s apple-focuse show rich on technology

Apple growers knew they were in for something special as they entered Interpoma 2022 and were greeted with drones picking apples.  The Nov. 17-19 international apple-centric show was in Bolzano in northern Italy, near the... more »

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

AgroFresh helps keep produce supply chain moving

Although COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security, it continues to cause disruptions in the fresh produce supply chain. Growers and packers are adjusting their operations and processes to become... more »

Packaging firms work to reduce food waste

As the global population rises, focus on minimizing food waste intensifies. All along the supply chain, packaging plays a vital role in achieving this goal. Processors look to packaging companies for products that preserve freshness... more »

WeighPack introduces servo-driven flow packager

WeighPack recently announced a new addition to its Sleek Wrapper line of automatic flow wrapping machines. Flow wrapping is a horizontal packaging process in which product enters the machinery and is wrapped in clear or... more »

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