Link: Fight Breaks Out Over Fresh Fruit-and-Vegetable Packaging
(New York, 15 November 2017) There’s a secret to how grocery stores keep fresh, ready-to-eat fruits and salads stocked all year round for busy Americans: It’s all in the packaging.
In this case, it’s packaging with tiny holes that can keep produce on store shelves longer. The broad use of the technology has made it valuable, which is why B&G Foods Inc., Landec Corp.’s Apio unit, Alpine Fresh Inc. and three other companies are being hauled before a U.S. trade agency over allegations that they used patented breathable packaging without paying for it.
Windham Packaging LLC, a closely held New Hampshire firm, filed a complaint Monday with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block imports of produce in the type of microperforated packaging it says it developed.
The bags, known as modified atmosphere packaging, is tailored to control the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the containers to optimize freshness.
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