SAVRpak partners with Mexican company to distribute moisture control technology
Food tech innovation company SAVRpak’s moisture control technology, which can extend the shelf life of produce up to three times, will be marketed through Jüsto, Mexico’s first online supermarket.
Beginning in December, each clamshell of berry varieties ordered through Jüsto will include SAVRpak, a small, plant-based thermodynamic pouch that removes condensation — the No. 1 cause of mold, early spoilage and overall reduced quality of berries and other peel-less produce.
Made of FDA-approved food grade materials, the SAVRpak patch solution is placed in produce packaging before the product is sealed and delivered to customers. Within seconds, SAVRpak’s Atmospheric Control and Transmission technology removes 50% of condensation and keeps more from forming by absorbing the moisture that leads to sogginess and harmful microbial bacteria that causes produce to spoil.
“We’re excited to announce that Jüsto is our first retail partner to integrate SAVRpak into its food packaging to ensure shoppers have more time to enjoy delicious produce like berries that too often spoil before eaten,” said Grant Stafford, co-CEO of SAVRpak. “Jüsto is truly an innovator for not only being the first online supermarket in Mexico, but for implementing new solutions like SAVRpak that promise to help alleviate the food waste crisis.”
While online and delivery grocery orders increased by about 50% in North America, Jüsto is one example of the emerging food and product delivery sector in Latin America. Mexico’s first 100% online and vertically integrated supermarket, Jüsto works directly with fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers to offer shoppers the freshest available produce.
In preliminary trials with various global produce growers, SAVRpak has proven to extend the shelf life of berries including raspberries by four to five days or more and strawberries by four days or more.
“At Jüsto, we not only promise to deliver the highest-quality produce we can source but we also want our shoppers to know that we are committed to deliver items in the most sustainable way possible,” said Ricardo Weder, CEO of Jüsto. “With the integration of SAVRpak’s technology, our base of sustainably minded shoppers will feel good knowing that the produce they’re buying will have a positive impact on the environment. They’ll have a longer window of time to enjoy our berries, ultimately reducing food waste at home.”