Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, has launched its Sustainable Packaging Program to assess the overall sustainability of current packaging, identify improvement opportunities and implement packaging changes to reduce its impact on the environment.
The program strives to streamline current packaging systems, increase consistency across the organization and reduce the amount of packaging materials used while maintaining high standards of food safety, product quality, freshness and shelf life.
“We see these new initiatives as an opportunity to support our customers, retailers and foodservice partners in meeting their own sustainability goals,” said Nichole Towell, senior director of marketing and packaging procurements. “We’ve set some ambitious but achievable targets to work toward over the next five years and look forward to sharing progress with the industry along the way.”
In addition to the Sustainable Packaging Program, Duda Farm Fresh Foods continues to invest in its people through the recent opening of its seasonal employee housing in Greenfield, California. Understanding how critical vaccinations are to fighting the pandemic, Duda Farm Fresh Foods partnered with Avila Construction and Elkhorn Packing to bring a vaccination clinic directly to the housing site as well.
“The opening of this new housing facility is another way we’re becoming a more well-rounded sustainable company,” said Sammy Duda, president. “We’re working hard to embody the three Ps of sustainability: People, Profit and Planet. We value our people, so it is important to us to continue to make investments that support our employees, including this new housing.”
Duda Farm Fresh Foods also recently launched the Dandygram, a bi-weekly market update to keep its customers informed about crop conditions, product availability and market insights. To receive this news directly into your inbox, visit trade.dudafresh.com/dandygram-signup.
For nearly 100 years, Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been a grower, shipper, processor and marketer of fresh vegetables and citrus. Known for its celery, the company has expanded its facilities over the years to accommodate recent developments such as celery juicing and other health and wellness trends in order to provide consumers with the freshest celery possible.
With primary locations in Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, Duda Farm Fresh Foods carries a commitment to innovation and sustainability and believes in growing a healthy future for generations to come. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons Inc., a family-owned, diversified land company headquartered in Oviedo, Florida.