Tetra Recart Packaging System to Debut in USA


PULLY/LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—According to a release appearing on World Press Online, two of America's favorite chili brands soon will be available in Tetra Pak International's Tetra Recart carton packages. Hormel® and Stagg® chili brands (both Hormel Foods Corp. products) are among 32 Hormel brands that have first or second marketshare positions within their product category, states the release.

Says Hormel's VP/GM of grocery products Larry Vorpahl, "Our consumer research showed a clear preference for this new packaging concept. The Tetra Recart carton offers consumers a variety of advantages, including portability, easy opening and pouring, and convenient, space-saving stackability in kitchen cupboards." He adds, "The products are preservative-free. We are pleased to be the first to offer such an innovation...."

In markets across the US beginning this month, reports Tetra Pak, Hormel and Stagg Chili brands will be available in the new Recart packaging; Hormel Foods is the first and only company to offer chili in Tetra Recart packaging.

"The Tetra Recart carton packages can be used to pack wet, shelf-stable products, such as chili, which contains particles of any size, like beans and rice, with a shelf life of up to 24 months," explains Tetra Pak. "Tetra Recart's paperboard laminate material allows the product in the package to be sterilized in the same manner as the traditional canning process. In addition, the package's laser-perforated, easy-open feature allows consumers to open the package with no can opener, and it presents no sharp edges," adds the manufacturer.

Tetra Pak adds that its Tetra Recart packaging material is recyclable and complies with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards.

More information about Tetra Pak is available at tetrapak.com.

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