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Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2012/06/04 - The North American need for food safety in produce items will require more produce to be packaged and to be labeled with a time sensitive information label for traceback should an food safety issue develop - ProduceBagLabeler.com.
Posie Packer Corp, is pleased to announce that Novatech Packaging Systems Inc. has been appointed as a sales and service dealer for the Posie Packer produce bag labeling machine for Southern California.
According to Mr. Pat McClare,“we have been monitoring the implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act and are anticipating the changing packaging needs of our customer base. The need for increased food safety in North America is paramount and this implies that more and more produce items will be packed in poly bags labeled with a time sensitive human readable label to provide item traceability, not only for the consumer, but for all of those involved in the distribution channel. Currently the only method to apply this label is manual application. The Posie Packer poly bag labeling machine offers a cost effective means to apply this label to the wicketed poly bags commonly used for produce items packed in the warehouse or in the field.”
John Vandergrift of Posie Packer says “ Unlike Europe our current market, having time sensitive human readable information (traceability, sustainability etc.) is not yet mandated by North American supermarkets. However the supermarkets are responding to this fundamental shift in consumers need for information about the food they eat. Instead of a trust approach, consumers now demand a show me approach. Using labels is a low cost method to transmit this continually changing information, and for poly bagged food items such as produce, the produce bag labeling machine simplifies applying these labels.
About Posie Packer Corp.
Posie Packer Corp. (posiepacker.com) is a Canadian agri-machine manufacturer headquartered in Guelph Ontario. The new produce bag-labeling machine can handle plain, gusseted or zip lock produce bags as well as apply a second label (merchandizing) during the same machine cycle. It can be easily customized for a particular sized poly bag required by a produce item (apples, potatoes, carrots, grapes and citrus etc.) and/or a required label location. Dealer inquiries are invited.
About Novatech Packaging Solutions
Novatech Packaging Systems (novatechpackaging.com) is a consortium of professional packaging and material handling specialists providing cost effective solutions. They offer material handling equipment, packaging machines, packaging materials, and technical service to a wide range of produce packers. Novatech Packaging Solutions, E: pmcclare[.]novatechpackaging.com.