Dr. McDougall Teams Up With Tetra Pak for Ready to Serve Soups

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Santa Rosa, Cal.-based Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods selected the Tetra Recart package for its full line of ready-to-serve chunky soup varietals. Already a global success for Vernon Hills, Ill.-based Tetra Pak, this is the first nationally available carton soup in the Tetra Recart package with whole pieces of vegetables, beans and pasta.

Varieties include Lentil, Vegetable, Black Bean, Chunky Tomato, Split Pea, Minestrone and Roasted Pepper Tomato.
 
“As an alternative to traditional metal cans, the Tetra Recart package offers environmental and cost-competitive advantages to manufacturers of solid and liquid foods with particulates, such as soups, beans, and sauces,” says Steve Hellenschmidt, director of Tetra Recart North America. 
 
As one of the most sustainable packages on the market compared to cans and glass jars, the Tetra Recart package saves significant space, weight, and logistical costs throughout its entire lifecycle. The package requires 36 percent less packaging by weight than that of steel cans, and reduces transportation costs—one truck of empty Tetra Recart cartons is equal to nine trucks of empty steel cans. The Tetra Recart package is also made mainly out of paper, a renewable resource, which has a minimal impact on the environment. When filled in the Tetra Recart package, chunky foods– such as beans, vegetables, tomatoes, soups and sauces – are safe and ready-to-serve for up to 24 months without the need for refrigeration.
 
“As a leader in the natural foods industry, we are committed to providing quality, all-natural products in the most sustainable manner,” says Rita Vinnicombe, co-owner of Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods. “We are passionate about leaving a smaller footprint, and we’ve selected Tetra Pak’s innovative carton package not only because it protects the quality of our natural product, but also for the improved sustainability incentives it offers.”

Suggested retail price is $3.29 per 18- oz carton.

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