Supporting Our Ironman in Cozumel

After battling two major setbacks in the past year, Duncan Ross is back on track as an IRONMAN competitor:

“I am very grateful to be back racing and for a wonderful experience at IRONMAN Cozumel. It’s been a long road back after having a plate in my shoulder for 6 months and being hit by a car 3 months ago.

Sunday was a hard day on a beautiful island. There have certainly been doubts in my mind as to whether I could get back to where I wanted to be. But thanks to the support of an amazing group of people I was able to put together a good race and answer that question.

I couldn’t be happier or more appreciative. This result was a big goal of mine and I was only able to accomplish it because of two amazing ladies: my mom and my girl, the one and only Katie MacDonald.

They do so much for me, it’s crazy. So this one is for them! 8:56:14 and 1st place amateur / 9th overall. Onward to Kona 2019.”

Duncan finished first in his age group and an incredible ninth place as mentioned, out of a total of 1493 competitors!

Without support from his family and coach Nigel Grey, such an accomplishment would have turned out very differently – if at all.

His next IRONMAN competition will be in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in October of 2019.

For more on Duncan’s courageous battle against the odds, read the recent Expositor post here.


Dure Foods is a proud supporter of Duncan Ross. We wish him the very best of luck and good fortune on the next road to IRONMAN.

What is the Importance of Food Packaging?

Are We Taking Food Packaging for Granted?

What is the Importance of Food Packaging?

Think about it, without a regulated system of food packing processes, materials and systems, we would be no further ahead than if we were still in the dark ages.

Food packaging is used to allow for easy transport of goods, protect the integrity of food products, and ensure separation from harmful chemicals, particles, bacteria, and pests. It also allows for food labeling and other information for consumers such as ingredients allowing you to adhere to any laws and regulations regarding labeling of for-consumption goods.

In this article, we’ll do our best to answer common questions about food packaging to help you understand the importance of packaging in your small business.

What Material is Used for Food Packaging?

Food packaging uses a variety of different materials to protect food and provide surfaces for labeling. The types of material used in your food packaging will depend on your preferences and the food products that you’re storing. Most food packaging consists of either glass, cardboard, metal, or plastic.

What Are the Different Types of Packaging?

Different types of packaging will depend on the size and nature of your food product. For example, some vendors bulk-sell large amounts of a product using cardboard as a form of packaging. They may also have internal packaging that further protects the product. Suppliers of individual beverages typically use custom glass or plastic containers to transport and sell their products.

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to food packaging. You can even develop packaging designs specific to your company or brand – this makes your products more noticeable to consumers and aids in marketing.

What Are the Different Types of Packaging?

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What is Primary and Secondary Packaging?

Primary food packaging is the most essential form of packaging. Primary food packaging is in direct contact with the food product – it preserves the products and ensures protection from external bacteria or particles. Secondary packaging is used for branding and as an extra measure of protection for the food product.

In many cases, food suppliers use primary packaging to package small amounts of food. Secondary packaging is then used to contain the smaller packages together. It’s a great way to bulk-sell smaller portions of food products.

Why Do We Use Food Packaging?

At the end of the day, we use food packaging to protect food and to ensure customers can identify the product. Without food packaging, you wouldn’t be able to distinguish your food products from other market competitors. You also wouldn’t be able to guarantee that your food products aren’t expired.

Food packaging is vital for protecting food against external microbes and bacteria. It can also help preserve food and ensure it doesn’t spoil. After food packaging is removed, the shelf life of a food product is greatly reduced.

In summary…

You should always ensure your food is packaged securely and effectively with the right materials. In the event you’d like to take the guess-work out of packaging your products, we offer custom food packaging services. We can work with your business to develop a comprehensive food packaging strategy that fits your goals and branding. We work with a wide variety of foods and have experience in a range of markets.

Don’t risk your company’s reputation with inferior packaging services, give us a call today!