Food safety and freshness are top priorities in retail grocery meat, poultry, seafood and produce departments. Every effort is made throughout the supply chain to maintain the freshness, quality and safety of packaged meat, poultry, seafood and produce products.
To help food processors and retail grocers maintain the safety, appearance, and marketability of packaged meat, poultry, seafood and produce, Novipax launched UltraZapXtendaPak, a revolutionary active absorbent.
Developed by a team of food industry and packaging experts, UltraZapXtendaPak maintains the food product’s organoleptic features – smell, color and texture – through a technologically advanced, proprietary system.
Moisture from the packaged protein is absorbed by the UltraZapXtendaPak absorbent pad, which then produces a steady stream of CO2 gas inside the package.
CO2 gas “wraps” itself around the protein creating an envelope that helps retard the growth of spoilage bacteria present on the surface of the meat. Plus, a second anti-microbial ingredient reduces the bacteria growth inside the absorbent pad and in the purge.
To learn more about UltraZapXtendaPak, click here.
With a 50+ year heritage of industry leadership, Novipax is firmly committed to adhere to the industry’s best manufacturing, operations and management practices.
Each of the company’s seven manufacturing facilities is audited annually to ensure that our tray and absorbent packaging products adhere to the highest food quality standards.
Our tray and absorbent manufacturing facilities located in Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are certified to the SQF Food Safety Code.
Our absorbent manufacturing facilities located in California and Georgia are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.
Both the SQF and BRC standards are included in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked food safety scheme that covers the hygienic production of packaging materials.
Novipax’s commitment to innovation has delivered a unique fresh food tray that delivers performance and a significant environmental advantage.
NoviNature sustainable fresh food trays are manufactured with IngeoTM, a renewable plant-based polylactic acid (PLA) performance material.
NoviNature PLA trays are fully compostable in commercial composting facilities, including Cedar Grove in the Pacific Northwest.
When processed at a commercial composting facility, the NoviNature tray will degrade into carbon dioxide and water.
Available in a wide range of sizes, NoviNature trays are lightweight, durable and offer a comparable resistance to moisture as conventional polystyrene trays.
To learn more about NoviNature sustainable trays, click here.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents in supermarkets are the number one cause of injuries to employees and customers.
The NFSI estimates that the United States’ grocery store industry spends $450 million annually to defend slip and fall claims.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that slip and fall accidents are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings.
The National Safety Council estimates that the average restaurant has from three to nine slip and fall accidents each year.
The speed and efficiency of the clean up process is critical to ensuring a safe, accident-free shopping and work environment.
Novipax has developed a smart and simple way for retailers and facility managers to quickly provide a safe resolution for spills of any size.
UltraZapSpillGuard safety pads are a fast and safe way to initialize the clean up process and mark an area as a hazard to surrounding patrons and employees while minimizing liability damages for negligence.
To learn more about UltraZapSpillGuard safety pads, click here.
Novipax, a leading producer of absorbent pads and trays in the United States, is pleased to announce that its processor trays feature the strength to withstand the most rigorous, high-speed packaging demands in the industry today.
An ideal solution for protein processing applications, Novipax processor trays feature the durability and safety for protecting your product while providing increased consumer appeal.
Available pre-padded with Novipax absorbent pads – a key consideration for meat and poultry processing applications – Novipax processor trays offer superior machinability to reduce downtime and improve efficiency.
Novipax processor trays enable processed packaged food products to maintain visual, textural and nutritional appeal while also helping to extend the shelf life of food products without the need to add chemical preservatives and stabilizers. The processor trays are available in a variety of colors, sizes and absorbency ranges to meet any specific need, and are backed by the most experienced team of sales professionals and technical service representatives in the industry.
To learn more about Novipax processor trays, click here.