Christopher Ranch introduces eco-friendly garlic pack for foodservice customers
by | April 21, 2010
For more than 50 years, Gilroy, CA-based Christopher Ranch has been a
leader in agricultural production, product innovation and earth-friendly
environmental practices. In keeping with that proud tradition, Christopher
Ranch has introduced its new "green" foodservice pack in three- and five-
"We've done our due diligence with materials research and product prototypes
to ensure our new packaging satisfies our environmental priorities as well as
satisfying the handling, storage and operations needs of our customers," Jeff
Stokes, Christopher Ranch vice president of sales and leader of the packaging
initiative, said in an April 20 press release.
To minimize the firm's carbon footprint, the new bag is manufactured to use
80 percent less material than the company's current foodservice container
and presses flat for easy disposal. Therefore, the new bag will annually save
more than 500,000 pounds of plastic, while eliminating more than 100,000
pounds of carbon dioxide emissions released during transportation.
Additionally, the reduced packaging conserves refrigerator space, and the
enhanced design increases cooling efficiency. The resealable closure
preserves product freshness, and the tear-off hood further protects the garlic
strengthening food safety measures.
The "Christopher Ranch" logo guarantees that the prepped and peeled garlic
is of premium quality and is sustainably grown, the release said.