Horticulture

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AVI Global Plast introduces 100% recycled PET punnets safe for food-contact

Food safety and hygiene are top priorities for considering use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in food packaging. When AVI Global Plast introduced 80 to 90% recycled PET in films and packaging designs in 2013, they used state-of-the-art co-extrusion equipment to sandwich post-consumer material between virgin materials to deliver exotic fruits across 6 continents, fresh and contamination-free. These were certified by Intertek to authenticate the claim of using recycled content in the final finished pack.

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Carbon-based non-toxic and reusable wrapper to increase shelf life of fruits
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Carbon-Based Non-Toxic and Reusable Wrapper to Increase Shelf- Life of Fruits

Indian scientists have developed a composite paper made of carbon (graphene oxide) loaded with preservatives that can be used as wrappers to help extend shelf life of fruits. Unlike the present preservative dipping technology, where the preservatives are adsorbed by the fruit, causing chronic toxicity to the consumers; here preservatives the wrapper releases the preservative only when needed. The wrapper can be reused, which is not possible with the present technology.

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Temperature Critical in Transport and Storage of Fresh Produce
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Temperature Critical in Transport and Storage of Fresh Produce

Fresh produce degrades much more rapidly as temperatures rise. Cost and complexity of existing data loggers limit their use to pallet or container level. Low-cost liquid indicators can provide temperature / time monitoring down to the smallest packs, ensuring product quality is maintained throughout the lengthiest supply chains.

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