May/June 2020

Changing packaging materials require next-level leak detection

As companies place increasing importance on sustainability, many times the first step is re-examining the choice of packaging materials or films.

Choosing the right vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagger

Understanding your application and asking the right questions up front will help ensure purchasing the right bagger to meet sanitation and production needs.

Column: COVID-19 creates unprecedented times for food supply chain

The shutdowns that have taken place due to the COVID-19 outbreak do not compare to anything experienced by society, at least not in our lifetimes.

COVID-19 restrictions force innovation by food industry

Foodservice demand has seen a massive decline since COVID-19 restrictions went into place. Food producers and their suppliers have had to adjust.

Early-stage processing water purification can help reduce usage, costs

Most produce processors look to end-of-line solutions when purifying water rather than replenishing water at each stage in the line.

Fox Packaging joins two sustainability initiatives

Fox has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and How2Recyle, a standardized labeling system that communicates recycling instructions to the public.

Plastic-free, compostable packaging wave underway

Increasing consumer desire for sustainable packaging is driving paper-based and compostable options in the food packaging industry.

Protecting produce from pests

Proper monitoring, documentation and communication is key in protecting produce from pests as it moves through the food supply chain.

Syngenta’s purple tomato wins coveted innovation award

The Yoom purple tomato from Syngenta Seeds led a slew of innovative new items available to the produce industry at this year’s Fruit Logistica in Berlin.

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