Milk producers and juice producers intend to reduce the range of products against the backdrop of a shortage of packaging, a source in one of the large companies told Izvestia. He clarified: enterprises lack aseptic packaging, which allows them to preserve the properties of products for a long time.
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In “milk” asepsis is used for sterilized products and cream. Farmer’s milk was bought for her in the summer, and sold much later – in the fall, the source added. Now, when there is not enough asepsis, factories will concentrate on the production of perishable goods, the source said.
“The main problem is the lack of the required volume of aseptic packaging. While companies do not know how to solve this issue, everyone will definitely have a reduced assortment – there are no alternatives for aseptic packaging yet, ”added the interlocutor of the publication.
Asepsis in the Russian Federation was produced by two factories – Tetra Pak and Elopak, they also imported the necessary materials for its manufacture into the country, plus they imported ready-made containers. But in mid-March, Elopak announced the suspension of activities.
Producers of juices, baby food and dairy products really lack aseptic packaging, as well as paints for it, glue, and so on, Alexey Popovichev, executive director of Rusbrand (the union includes Danone, Unilever and other companies), told Izvestia. According to him, the factories have stocks of containers, but they are gradually declining.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade also recognizes the problem. The department offered to wait for tests for the production of similar domestic packaging in Kazan, and consider glass bottles as an alternative.