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4/11/17

Retailers can’t duck food safety issues when pushing growers to re-use crates - Canadian Packaging

 

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9/20/16

A Toast—and Another One—to the Genius of Corrugated

 

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9/1/16

Corrugated Packaging Keeps Produce Fresh For Longer, Study Finds

 

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8/24/16

Corrugated packaging ups its recycled content

 

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6/30/16

Corrugated Trays Extend Fruit Shelf Life, Research Shows

 

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3/11/16

Board Converting News Exclusive: Walmart Canada to Accept Corrugated

 

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2/21/16

Corrugation process destroys bacteria, testing shows

 

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2/19/16

Research shows corrugated boxes enter the food chain clean

A new study has confirmed what proponents of single-use corrugated containers have said for years — the corrugating process uses temperatures high enough to kill germs, ensuring that the boxes don’t introduce pathogens into the food supply chain.

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11/16/15

Retailers Urged to “Follow the Science” on Sanitization

PPEC: Corrugated boxes beat reusable crates for cleanliness

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10/27/15

New Study: Reusable Plastic Containers reported cleaning procedures fail industry and EPA standards

New independent research finds that only autoclaving worked to rid containers of Salmonella

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10/22/15

Study: Reusable Plastic Containers are Difficult to Clean

New research continues to demonstrate that typical cleaning doesn’t actually sanitize the reusable plastic containers (RPCs) used to transport fruits, vegetables, poultry and other foods.

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8/25/15

Trade Packaging: Molds to Consumer Demand

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8/12/15

Biofilms on Equipment

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5/25/15

Paper and Packaging Industry Joins Together to Launch National Consumer Campaign

Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds Campaign Looks to Increase Appreciation and Demand

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5/25/15

Corrugated Remains Most Recycled Packaging Material

Corrugated packaging has long been the hero of recycling efforts in the United States, and according to the U.S. EPA, the recovery of corrugated packaging far outstrips that of other packaging materials.

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4/13/15

Food Quality & Safety: Minimizing Microbiological Risks in Multiple-Use Containers

Dedicated food safety professionals do more than manage their company’s risk by becoming skilled at passing audits. Nowhere is this more true or needed than in the fresh produce industry. Whether raw agricultural commodities...

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3/27/15

The Grower: Safety of Reusable Plastic Containers Questioned

Quebec City, QC -- Canada’s horticulture industry is complaining about ongoing sanitary issues with reusable plastic containers (RPCs), citing a 2014 study from the University of Guelph that showed post-cleaning contamination in a high percentage of 160 crates. While about 30 million RPCs are used in Canada each year, this small sampling raises troubling questions...

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2/25/15

Food Safety News: Study: Reusable Plastic Produce Containers Harbor Bacteria Even After Being Cleaned, Sanitized

Reusable plastic containers used to transport large amounts of fruits and vegetables to grocery stores can continue to harbor potentially harmful bacteria directly on their surfaces, even after undergoing industry-standard cleaning and sanitizing, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arkansas and WBA Analytical Laboratories....

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2/25/15

The Produce News: New studies explore possible avenues of contamination from reusable packaging

A new series of studies conducted independently by the University of Arkansas’ Department of Food Science points to a potential avenue for contamination from bacterial residue sometimes found in reusable plastic containers....

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2/24/15

The Produce News: Corrugated industry stands solid on new package cleanliness research and sustainability facts

The first corrugated box was produced in the United States in 1895. Today, it’s estimated that 90 percent of all products manufactured in the U.S. ship in a corrugated box sometime during their life cycle from manufacturer to end user...

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12/18/14

PPI Paperboard Packaging: FBA Forces IFCO Website Change

Recently the Fibre Box Association (FBA) sent a cease and desist letter to IFCO resulting in IFCO's removal of misleading and/or untrue statements about the recovery of corrugated packaging on their website...

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11/20/14

Food Safety News: Studies Find RPCs Often Contaminated

Reusable plastic containers used by farmers to ship fresh produce from farms to grocery stores have gained wide usage in the last decade, effectively replacing corrugated boxes with a more environmentally friendly alternative...

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11/19/14

The Packer: RPC, Corrugated Groups Spar Over Food Safety

Two recent studies of bacteria on reusable plastic containers — both sponsored by corrugated carton groups — question the cleaning process used on RPCs before they enter the supply chain again...

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11/10/14

The Produce News: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Trevor Suslow

While the produce industry and the federal government have made great strides in protecting the nation's food supply with steps like the Produce Traceability Initiative and the Food Safety Modernization Act, a new study from the University of California-Davis suggests reusable plastic containers may represent a backdoor for contamination...

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