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Produce Packaging

Covers the various types of packaging for fresh produce.


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Natural-labeling litigation

Preparing for the next five years
April 8, 2014
The flurry of litigation initiated over “natural” food labeling began half a decade ago and entered a new stage this January, as the FDA declined an invitation from three federal courts to formally define the term “natural” on food and beverage labels.
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Episode 60: Calling all innovative packages- January 2014

January 16, 2014
Submit your package for the Best of Food and Beverage Packaging awards. Submit yours by February 28.
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Healthy yet busy lifestyles influence produce packaging trends

Study forecasts increase in produce packaging demand
November 22, 2013
US demand for produce packaging is forecast to increase 3.3% per year to $5.7 billion in 2017. Growth will outpace expected expansion in fresh produce production, reflecting the important role of packaging in the protection, safety assurance, and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Tomato products line expands into carton packs

First chopped tomatoes from the United States will debut in shelf stable carton packs
August 20, 2013
Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms, the family-owned and operated company who produces the Dei Fratelli brand, announces the addition of Dei Fratelli Truly Tomatoes to its extensive line of tomato products. The three product varieties include: Petite Cut Tomatoes in a Light Puree; Finely Chopped Tomatoes in a Light Puree with Onion, Carrot and Celery; and Rustic Cut Tomatoes in a Light Puree
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Companies re-define ‘recycling’ through sustainable pledges

Manufacturers are taking sustainability to the next level by finding new ways to extend the life of product materials
July 15, 2013
Reduce, reuse, recycle. As a society, we’ve become accustomed to this motto in our everyday lives. We claim to be environmentally conscious through our efforts to separate recyclable goods from our waste and discard accordingly.
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Ready-to-snack olives debut in single-serve cup

New Pearls® Olives to Go! shake up olive category
May 15, 2013
Pearls® Olives to Go! are no-mess, easy-to-open, single-serving cups filled with California-grown, large pitted black ripe olives. This consumer-friendly, breakthrough packaging will transform shopper attitudes toward olives, turning them from an occasional condiment into a lunchbox and snacking essential.
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H.B. Fuller introduces next-generation water-based laminating adhesives

Adhesives suit a range of food packaging performance needs
May 6, 2013
H.B. Fuller Company introduces a family of water-based dry bond hybrid laminating adhesives for flexible packaging in the food and industrial markets. This new Flextra® water-based line-up, PD2243, PD2167 and PD2207, is designed for high clarity, clean machining and excellent cell release. Together, the water-based adhesives offer converters three options to help maximize performance while balancing cost.
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Packages of the year

2013 Packages of the year

Food and Beverage Packaging highlights nine attention-worthy packages.
April 12, 2013

Our Packages of the Year coverage includes some of the most innovative and unsurpassed new packages that have rolled onto store shelves.

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Market Trends: Produce

Produce packaging aims to extend shelf life and appeal to consumers

Protective pads keep produce safe while convenient pouches and interactive QR codes engage consumers
April 11, 2013

According to the report Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not, published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, between 30% and 50% of the four billion metric tons of food produced around the world each year goes to waste.

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New tomato & veggie juices come in reclosable cartons

Dei Fratelli debuts not from concentrate Truly Tomato! & Truly Veggie! juices
March 13, 2013
Hirzel Canning Company & Farms, a fourth-generation, family owned and operated company and producers of the Dei Fratellli brand, announces the addition of Truly Tomato! and Truly Veggie! Juices to its extensive line of tomato products. Consumers can find the ready-to-drink juices on their grocers’ shelves beginning spring 2013.
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Fruitech Innovation – Nature is a perfect machine. Sustainable

Stella Polar Congress Center
Fiera Milano Rho (South Gate)
On November 27th 2013 Ipack-Ima Spa will hold a seminar entirely dedicated to technology innovation in the fruit & vegetable Read More

Best of Food & Beverage Packaging

The Marquette Hotel
710 Marquette Avenue

Best of Food and Bev PackagingThe Best of Food and Beverage Packaging is an event like no other in packaging: Combining the most relevant technologies and trends in the food and beverage packaging segments with the vision needed to successfully sell to consumers in this ever-shifting market landscape.

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The Automation Conference 2014

Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL
United States
If you work with industrial automation products and technologies, The Automation Conference (TAC) is the one event that is specifically designed for you. Now in its third year, TAC offers two days of education and networking for professionals in the discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging fields. Read More

PLMA International World of Private Label Trade Show

RAI Convention Center,
For nearly thirty years, PLMA’s annual “World of Private Label” International Trade Show has brought retailers together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private label programmes succeed and grow. Read More

Global Pouch Forum

Westin Beach Resort
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

Global Pouch Forum logoThe Global Pouch Forum is the largest conference focused on pouch formats in packaging and their growth prospects worldwide, attracting an audience of more than 500 attendees in 2013.

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IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
United States
More than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector, will join us in New Orleans this summer to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry. Read More

NASFT Summer Int’l Fancy Food & Confection Show

New York City, NY
United States
Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Read More

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention isn’t your typical industry meeting. While there are breakfast speakers, an industry workshop and an awards banquet, most of your time spent at the NFRA Convention will be in one-on-one business meetings with the companies of your choice Read More



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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Creating A Winning Culture: It’s Only data Unless you Use it!

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2014 April

Check out the April 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring our annual Packages of the Year cover story!

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Packaging Formats

Which packaging format do you want to see more of with regards to meat/poultry/seafood packaging?
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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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FBP Buyer's Guide

2013 FBP Buyers Guide



Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 

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