Food banks and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina, George and Florida have received more than 385,000 containers of fruit and vegetables, shipped in 100% recyclable Greencoat boxes produced at the local DS Smith plant for Atlanta-based Collins Brothers Produce.
Active, smart and intelligent packaging solutions are used with food, pharmaceuticals and several other types of products to help extend shelf life, monitor freshness with temperature control, display information on quality, improve safety and improve user convenience.
Goldbeck Recruiting, a globally connected executive search firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, interviewed industry professionals across the continent and found a boost for locally produced goods.
With schools closed and many adults working from home, there has been an increase in demand for snack foods. Sales of sweet and savory snacks like cookies, potato chips and popcorn have soared but many consumers are looking for a healthier way to treat themselves.
People around the world are learning the hard way how completely dependent we all are upon reliable supply chains to keep our economy — and our lifestyles — running. In the shadow of quarantines and social distancing guidelines, consumers have had to rely more than ever on ecommerce to deliver necessities.
The environmental problem of plastic pollution is a high concern among a surging eco-conscious global population who are striving to reduce plastic use. When used responsibly, plastic packaging plays a crucial role in mitigating an even more critical problem of food waste.
Respondents show concern over economy, employee safety during pandemic.
April 9, 2020
Food and beverage manufacturing professional address industry concern related to the pandemic and the impact on business and the economy; the impact of the pandemic on industries targeted for this research; measures being taken to keep employees, customers and others healthy/safe; and more.
The FDA deputy commissioner for food policy and response said that "we don’t believe that food packaging is a common route of transmission’ of COVID-19" during a virtual press briefing on April 2nd. America has plenty of safe food and there’s no reason to stockpile, federal and state government officials added.
We take a look at some of the ways the packaging industry is moving forward with sustainability in this issue. We also cover how one company is dealing with the cardboard shortage, and why some cardboard, namely from pizza boxes, may not need to be tossed into the garbage.