Rani contributes to the safe handling of the autumn harvest. Customers have a wide selection of bags, sacks and hoods from which to choose.
Most of the season’s berries have now been picked and frozen and are awaiting further processing. Carrots, potatoes, beetroots, and a variety of mushrooms, are being harvested at this moment and will soon be in your local store.
We all love seeing fresh-produce sections stocked with yellow chanterelles, shelves lined with attractive jars of red lingonberry jam, and market stalls with large sacks of root vegetables. However, we also ask ourselves the same questions about these products. Have the berries, mushrooms, vegetables and root vegetables been handled hygienically? Were they produced sustainably and locally? Are these seasonal products really as fresh as they are claimed to be?
We, at Rani Plast, would like to answer the questions of today’s discerning consumers with some straightforward facts about our products and practices.
High-quality bags, sacks and hoods
We spoke to Business Development Manager, Maarit Stenfors, about Rani’s contributing role in the safe handling of the autumn harvest. The first thing she pointed out was that Rani Plast customers have a wide selection of bags, sacks and hoods from which to choose. Maarit also emphasised that these are often used as secondary packaging and in ways that are real eye-openers to end-consumers in terms of food processing.
– Take berry handling, for example. Berry producers need large crates with plastic liners to protect the picked berries and new clean sacks to freeze them. Vegetable growers use sacks that breathe and ensure optimal moisture levels so foods like carrots are kept fresh, and their biodegradation process decelerates, explains Maarit.
Rani Plast’s bags, sacks and hoods are well-known for their durability, variety of technical properties and extensive selection of sizes and dimensions. Our plastic sacks used by vegetable growers, for example, have small holes so the contents can breathe and retain moisture. The hoods come in a circumference of up to five metres and are excellent for protecting berries, vegetables and mushrooms from rain, dust or dirt during the handling process.
BRC certification ensures the safer handling of berries and vegetables
At Rani Plast, we are proud to say that we’ve taken food safety to a higher level since achieving BRC certification in May 2021. As a result of certification, our packaging and our customers’ handling of harvested products will be even safer, more hygienic, and reliable. These qualities benefit our customers and, of course, end consumers who value sustainability and product safety.
Vegetable growers use sacks that breathe and ensure optimal moisture levels so foods like carrots are kept fresh, and their biodegradation process decelerates, explains Maarit.
New welding line in the pipeline
Our primary packaging reaches the end consumer through a close and collaborative effort with various converters. Unbeknownst to end consumers, secondary packaging plays an invaluable role in processing and is a popular product among our different customer segments.
We are delighted with our collaboration with dairy farmers, bakeries and companies in the fish and meat industry and look forward to building new customer relationships in the future.
Earlier this year, we invested in Rani Plast’s bag, sack and hood production by ordering a new welding line with an enhanced welding performance. The new line is scheduled to be operational by spring 2022.