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Sustainability is a consumer trend that is transforming the packaging industry. The top three concerns in relation to beverage packaging include recycling or landfilling, renewable resources and energy, said Erin Reynolds, marketing director at Evergreen Packaging, at last year’s Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, FL.
Over the last 10 to 15 years, more low- and high-acid products have been processed in ways designed to kill bacteria and extend the life of foods and liquids. Retort-style thermal processing, chilling and refrigeration steps and the use of preservatives remain the most common routes to produce shelf-stable foods and beverages in the US.
The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.
Processors beef up food safety measures and invest in automation to remain competitive.
Modified air packaging and material-reducing redesigns were among those recognized.
The top spot on the list went to a basic technology with major ramifications.