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Volpi Foods' Eco-Pack packaging

Volpi Foods Unveils New Pre-Sliced Cured Meats Paper-Based Packaging

July 11, 2023
New “Eco-Pack” packaging uses paper material that is curbside recyclable and reduces plastic use by 80 percent, according to the company.

Volpi Foods, a fourth-generation, family-owned processor of charcuterie, has launched new packaging for its cured meats product line that reduces plastic use by 80 percent, according to a release from the company.

After consumers separate the paper material used in Volpi’s Eco-Pack packaging from the thin plastic liner, the paper-based portion can be included in curbside recycling bins. The Eco-Pack packaging also maintains similar shelf life of the product from previous Volpi packaging materials. Volpi products using the Eco-Pack packaging will appear in grocery stores nationwide this summer.

Volpi states that the new packaging takes sustainability and eco-friendly efforts to the next level for the company. The processor transitioned its pre-sliced line to the first version of Eco-Pack in 2021, and that iteration reduced plastic use by 70 percent. Since this launch, Volpi says it has diverted more than 128 tons of plastic — and now is reducing plastic by 80 percent.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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