Duda Farm Fresh Foods Unveils New Sustainable Packaging Program
OVIEDO, FL - The pandemic put a halt to many industry efforts, one of the most prominent being sustainable packaging research. As the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter, it is clear that our industry wants to refocus its attention. Duda Farm Fresh Foods is one supplier laying the groundwork, launching its Sustainable Packaging Program to assess the overall sustainability of current packaging, identify improvement opportunities, and implement packaging changes to reduce its impact on the environment.
“We see these new initiatives as an opportunity to support our customers, retailers, and foodservice partners in meeting their own sustainability goals,” said Nichole Towell, Senior Director of Marketing and Packaging Procurement. “We’ve set some ambitious but achievable targets to work toward over the next five years, and look forward to sharing progress with the industry along the way.”
A press release explained that the program strives to streamline current packaging systems, increase consistency across the organization, and reduce the amount of packaging materials used while maintaining high standards of food safety, product quality, freshness, and shelf-life.
In addition to the Sustainable Packaging Program, Duda Farm Fresh Foods continues to invest in its people through the recent opening of its seasonal employee housing in Greenfield, California. Understanding how critical vaccinations are to fighting the pandemic, Duda partnered with Avila Construction and Elkhorn Packing to bring a vaccination clinic directly to the housing site as well.
“The opening of this new housing facility is another way we’re becoming a more well-rounded sustainable company,” said Sammy Duda, President. “We’re working hard to embody the three P’s of sustainability: People, Profit, and Planet. We value our people, so it is important to us to continue to make investments that support our employees, including this new housing.”
Duda Farm Fresh Foods also recently launched the Dandygram, a bi-weekly market update to keep its customers informed about crop conditions, product availability, and market insights. To receive this news directly into your inbox, please click here.
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