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British Grocery Chain To Use Special Packaging To Improve Potato Shelf-life

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Sainburys will soon be using special packaging that keeps potatoes from turning green and bitter. The fully opaque and breathable bags prevent exposure to light, the main cause of greening. Too much light triggers the release and buildup of a chemical known as solanine. Potatoes are the most commonly wasted vegetable in the U.K., where 730,000 tons are trashed by households annually. Sainsburys is certain the new packaging will improve the shelf-life of spuds. The new packaging is one of the food waste solutions under the company’s “Waste less, Save more” initiative.
Tony Corbin, "New Sainsbury’s Packaging Tackles Potato Discolouration", Packaging News, November 17, 2016, © Packaging News
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