Reusable Plastic Containers used to ship produce a weak link in cross-­border biosecurity, pose contamination risk, says corrugated group

Evidence continues to mount from a University of Guelph researcher indicating that the sanitization procedure for reusable plastic containers (RPCs) used to ship fresh produce in Canada is inadequate, according to a new release from the Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association. This announcement marks the latest round of an ongoing effort … [Read more...]

PSE SHOWS COMMITMENT TO SUPPLY CHAIN WITH ISO 22000

Little more than 12 months after launching in the UK, Packaging Services Europe Ltd (PSE) has achieved ISO 22000 food safety management standard. The accreditation demonstrates the leading reusable transit packaging support service provider’s commitment to excellence in the supply chain. ISO 22000 is more than just a quality management system … [Read more...]

ORBIS Explores the Benefits of Plastic Pallets for Food Processing Applications

ORBIS reps promote benefits of plastic pallets from a food industry perspective at Promat 2017, including hygiene, automation compatibility and more. Two representatives of ORBIS Corporation, which manufactures reusable plastic packaging, including pallets, spoke on the topic, ‘Selecting the Right Hygienic Pallet for Your Food Processing … [Read more...]

Polymer Logistics Executive Paul Pederson Presented Industry Standards for RPC Labels at ProMat 2017

Identified solutions address the #1 quality complaint with reusable plastic containers Paul Pederson, VP of Protein & Dairy Supply Chain and Food Safety for Polymer Logistics and Chairman of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Food & Beverage Committee presented new standards for RPC labels to material management and supply chain … [Read more...]

RM2 Pallet Company Exhibits for First Time at Expo Agro Sinaloa, Targets Food Supply Chain

RM2 BLOCKPAL now manufactured in Mexico by Jabil Mexico. RM2 International, the vertically-integrated innovator in pallet development, management and supply is pleased to announce it will present their BLOCKPal™ pallets for the first time at Expo Agro Sinaloa in Cuilican, Sinaloa, Mexico from April 5 to April 7 in booth P45. “RM2 is … [Read more...]

IFCO North America Names Jeff Mitchell Director of Food Safety and Quality

IFCO North America has appointed Jeff Mitchell as Director of Food Safety and Quality. Mr. Mitchell will oversee the North American food safety and quality initiatives at the company’s Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) service centers throughout North America, as well as food safety and quality programs that extend along the entire fresh food … [Read more...]

IFCO Wood Grain Reusable Plastic Container Orders Top 11 Million

  IFCO, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh food, has announced it surpassed 11 million Wood Grain Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) shipments since they entered the market in January of this year.  Orders have been placed by over 300 growers supplying Walmart with a variety of fresh produce … [Read more...]

WorldWide Foam Launches Worldcell Extrusions Division, Introduces Fully Recyclable Extruded Polypropylene Foam Sheet   

John Petrofsky, President of Worldwide Foam, took the stage at PACK EXPO 2016 to talk about their new extruded polypropylene foam sheet product, Worldcell™.  Since its launch in 2008, Worldwide Foam has become a supplier of choice to the reusable packaging industry, offering next day shipment for a wide range of products from four U.S. … [Read more...]

IFCO Launches New “Let’s Eat” Global Brand Campaign

IFCO's new video supports its "Let's Eat" theme IFCO, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh products, and a Brambles Group company, recently launched a new global branding campaign that reflects the company’s mission and communicates its value and vision to customers and consumers. “We are committed to … [Read more...]

Food Recalls Spike in Wake of Improved Testing and Tighter Regulation

For pallet and reusable packaging applications in the food, beverage, and pharma industries, the food safety environment (past, present and future) has implications for product selection and management, whether making do with legacy systems or considering how to invest in reusable packaging for the future. With the introduction of FSMA, food safety … [Read more...]