Canadian Packaging

Chopped tomatoes available in shelf stable carton packs

Dei Fratelli expands its tomato products line in SIG Combibloc carton packs.


August 2, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms, a family-owned and operated company headquartered in Toledo, OH, that produce the Dei Fratelli brand, have announced the addition of Dei Fratelli Truly Tomatoes to its extensive line of tomato products—and now with a packaging first.

The three product varieties include: Petite Cut Tomatoes in a Light Puree; Finely Chopped Tomatoes in a Light Puree with Onion, Carrot and Celery; and Rustic Cut Tomatoes in a Light Puree.

These three new products are the first chopped tomatoes grown, produced and packaged in the U.S., that are available in shelf stable carton packs from SIG Combibloc. The Dei Fratelli Truly carton packs will be available beginning of this month (August 2013).

Crafted for ‘home chefs’, these products offer a premium tomato product packaged in an environmentally-friendly carton pack.

The modern packaging allows Hirzel Canning Co. & Farms to provide optimal protection for foods that retains high quality over a prolonged period without the use of preservatives or refrigeration.

The BPA-free (Bisphenol A) carton packs are convenient to store, handle and dispose, and the aseptic carton pack is composed up to 75 per cent wood fibers, a renewable resource, which is verifiably obtained from controlled sources and responsibly managed forests. Carton packs have a smaller environmental impact and use fewer fossil resources than other food packaging for long-life food products. And they are 100 per cent recyclable where facilities exist.

Dei Fratelli Truly Tomatoes are grown on local, family farms in the rich, fertile soil of the Lake Erie Basin. After a short journey from their growers’ fields, the tomatoes are carefully selected for the distinctive Truly Tomato products. Moreover, the tomatoes are preserved within a maximum of 10 hours after harvesting. This innovative concept and traceability is called ‘field-to-carton’. The tomatoes are packed in a puree and contain no artificial additives or preservatives.

For more information, visit www.deifratelli.com and www.sig.biz/canada.