Fox Packaging's Aaron Fox and Craig Fox Discuss Sustainable Packaging Solutions
- by Anne Allen
McALLEN, TX - Food safety and sustainability are two topics that are always at the forefront of our industry’s thoughts. Fox Packaging and Fox Solutions counts itself among those companies leading the charge in flexible packaging solutions, ensuring that its products protect food, promote traceability, and cut down on waste. I spoke with Aaron Fox, President of sister company Fox Solutions; and Craig Fox, Executive Vice President of Fox Packaging, to find out more about the company’s flexible packaging capabilities.
“The demand for more sustainable products continues to rise, specifically in recyclable and reusable applications,” Aaron explained to me. “Our stand-up format in combo and HD styles have received great interest for its convenience features and its contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases due to the lightweight nature of our materials. We’ve also seen a transition out of single-use header bags into fresh mesh bags, as our product offers recyclability, reusability, and is reworkable through the Kwik-Lok closure.”
Fox Packaging’s signature Fresh Mesh offers substantial respiration. In studies conducted by Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, it has been credited to extend the shelf life in some commodities of up to 5 weeks.
“Sustainable packaging innovation aims to address food waste and reduce loss by preserving food quality, as well as reinforcing food safety concerns. Taking steps to automate operations, while being mindful of the unique requirements in fresh food packaging, supports sustainable efforts,” continues Aaron. “Through Fox Solutions, automated packaging equipment offers a competitive edge with the ability to control production output, reduce overall waste, and accommodate various packaging formats without significant tooling.”
In order to continue to be a well-rounded packaging partner, Fox Packaging has invested in research and development initiatives with a focus on sustainable innovation specific for fresh produce. To enable employees with sustainable food safety-equipped thinking, Fox has also expanded its internal training program to ensure the core values of the company are demonstrated in the culture and processes on the floor.
“Fox Packaging’s innovative culture can be attributed to our many years of service to the fresh produce industry. To be a continued resource to retailers, we’ve joined our customers in understanding various pain points within their operations and have worked diligently to adapt our products to offer greater value-added options. We understand the need for more sustainable packaging and have taken great measures through research and development to provide a packaging solution that services produce while being mindful of our environment,” added Craig Fox.
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Fox Packaging continues to lead in flexible packaging that is sustainable, eye-catching, and puts food safety at the forefront. AndNowUKnow will be here to report on its latest innovations.