Pickle supplier changes from glass to PP jars

26 Aug 2013

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Italian food producer Citres Spa, cialis supplier of pickles, buy cialis pesti and sauces, order is pioneering the supply of its products in new polypropylene jars.   With a major focus of its turnover in Northern Europe, Citres Spa has developed a plan to meet the needs of customers in markets which for some time have restricted and in certain cases banned the use of glass in foodservice kitchens, requiring instead the introduction of lightweight jars in 2300g and 3700g sizes.

The company has therefore developed a solution that meets its requirements for long shelf life (up to 36 months), lightness, resealability, recyclability and easy opening, while maintaining the freshness and authenticity of the products.   The jars all feature a multilayer PP/EVOH/PP construction that can be pasteurised and sterilised to provide a long ambient shelf life.  The company has also developed filling technology which ensures that the containers do not deform during the pasteurisation process.

Citres Spa supplies products to both retail and fooservice sectors. Sizes used are 100g for pesto and sauces, the 2400 g for olives, sliced artichokes and dried tomatoes, and 3800 g for a variety of sliced and diced vegetables.

Citres Spa says reaction to the new packaging has been extremely positive from both customers and consumers with listings now being achieved in some of Italy?s leading supermarkets.   ?At a time when the market for products in brine and oil has hardly seen any innovation, we are taking the lead and demonstrating what can be achieved,? says Angelo Mis, Citres Spa?s Sales Manager for Italy.

?The results have already been very good and have enabled us to further develop our products and recipes with new introductions.”

Nevertheless, he adds that the company has plans to develop its packaging even further: ?Our goal now is to replace tinplate, which does not meet our requirements in terms of safety and praticality.?

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