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Busting the Bulk Bag Myth: FDA Approved or Food Grade Packaging?

Posted by Makenna Moore on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 19:08 PM

Most of us don’t wake up thinking about bulk bags (unless you’re Marty Dilworth). In fact, we often see bags as a necessity for our operations but not often a threat or an asset. When is the last time you considered the consequences of using the wrong bag?  

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, Food Safety, polypropylene, food grade, fda approved

Exposing a Bulk-Packaging Trade Secret

Posted by Makenna Moore on Mon, Aug 17, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

If you are reading this from your office chair, or even a tractor seat, now is a good time to slide on those reading glasses and hunker over that screen a little closer. Today, we are going against the grain (pun intended) and revealing a bulk-packaging trade secret.  

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Topics: agriculture, fertilizer, bulk packaging, shipping, custom FIBC, baffle bags, soybean, storage, canola, seeding, harvest, exports

Container shipments are growing - Don't be left on shore

Posted by Makenna Moore on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

 Despite the perplexities that exist in the world of international trade, soybean exports are an astute bet for North American processors and producers.   

Why, you may ask? The U.S and Canada Agriculture Departments forecast the world trade in soybeans will increase by at least 23 per cent over the next decade. Trade for soybean meal and soybean oil will climb up 19 per cent and 23 per cent respectively, over the same time. 

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Topics: agriculture, bulk packaging, transportation, exporting, ocean freight, soybean

Feeding the World - One Polypropylene Bag at a Time

Posted by Jason Gordon on Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 14:07 PM

 Agriculture and polypropylene feed the world.  

 Yes, you read us right – agriculture and polypropylene go hand-in-hand when it comes to the storage and transportation of food. 

The packaging industry is more alike to agriculture than you might have initially assumed: ongoing innovation, commitment to excellence and widespread public demand for their services have made them both integral parts of everyday life.   

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bags, Food Safety, polypropylene, transportation, poly woven bags, cost effective, storage

Perfect Potatoes - 3 Storage and Handling tips for Canada's Biggest Vegetable Crop

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Keeping your potatoes high quality and fresh through the shipping process is critically important.

Potatoes are the number one non-grain food crop in the world, due in part to their ease of storage and long shelf life. In fact, according to StatsCan, Canada produced over 4.7 million tonnes of potatoes in 2016 worth $1.2 billion!

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Topics: agriculture, bulk bag, shipping, product packaging, vented bulk bag, transportation

Poly Woven Bags - Big Things in Small Packages for 2018!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags.  These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods. From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet. Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag. 

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Topics: agriculture, branded bags, bulk packaging, pp woven bags, poly woven bags, PPW

Poly Woven Bags - We're Putting the Mini Back in the MiniBulk!

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 08:05 AM

If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags.  These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods.

From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet.

Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag. 

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, supply chain, bulk bags, branded bags, bulk packaging, polypropylene, shipping, transportation, logistics

Food Grade Bulk Bags - Rules, Regulations & You

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 16:01 PM

There is a lot of confusion surrounding what makes a bulk bag “food grade”.

Off the top of my head, I can think of the following entities that offer guidelines on food grade packaging: AIB (American Institute of Bakers), CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), ISO 22000 (International Organization for Standardization), BRC (British Retail Consortium), and the latest, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).

WOW!

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, bulk bag, Food Safety, product packaging

Selecting the Best Agricultural Bags for Your Operation

Posted by Jody Lockhart on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

What Questions Should You Ask Before Selecting Your Agricultural Bags?

From good insurance to good seed, your eyes are always on the harvest, but what about once the harvest is complete? What can you do to protect the crops that you’ve worked all season to grow?

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Topics: agriculture, supply chain, bulk bag, distribution

4 Tips for Easier Produce Storage

Posted by Marty Dilworth on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Healthy Produce to make your Customers Happy

As a farmer, you have most likely used woven sacks, boxes and large buildings to store your produce. These are popular and efficient traditional storage systems. There are more modern solutions available now, incorporating durable and customizable plastic.

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Topics: minbulk, agriculture, bulk bag, custom FIBC, perforated bulk bag