A value-added carrot package introduced by Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., has earned Emerald Packaging an award.
The Baby Carrot ShakeDowns package won the Silver Award from the Flexible Packaging Association.
The package encompasses several innovations developed by Union City, Calif.-based Emerald, according to a news release. A seal between the dry flavoring and the wet carrots can be easily pulled apart to allow the flavoring to cover the carrots. It was achieved by combining a specially designed film lamination with a controlled pouch converting process.
The package is laser perforated in the carrot section to allow for proper respiration to maximize shelf life.