APC Certified Peanut Totes

Southern Packaging proudly supports American agriculture with quality FIBC products tailored to meet the demands of our customers. We are committed to providing the highest quality food grade totes for peanuts, pecans, and all other food ingredient applications.


What is a Peanut Tote?

A peanut tote is a specific style of bulk bag designed by the American Peanut Council for transporting in-shell, red skin, blanched, and split peanut kernels. The APC designed and implemented this bag specification to promote uniformity, efficiency, and safety within their industry.

Breathable Fabric For Optimal Freshness

The APC requires all fabric components of the peanut tote to be breathable or air permeable. Specifically, the minimum standard for fabric air permeability is 40CFM. This is achieved by weaving fabric in a manner that leaves small gaps between the PP tapes. Breathable FIBC fabric inhibits mold and promotes freshness.

The APC FIBC Specification

In 2001, the APC’s Packaging & Handling Task Force established uniform specifications and procedures for tote bag manufacturers that allow the industry to improve hygiene, reduced costs, and ensure peanut quality. Companies interested in supplying tote bags to the U.S. peanut industry must have their products certified by APC before they can began selling products to the industry. The following detailed specification is promulgated by the APC:

  • FIBC Type: U-Panel
  • Raw Material: 100% Virgin Polypropylene FDA Approved
  • Bag Size: 34.00” x 41.00” x 63.00"
  • Color: Opaque White
  • Body Fabric: 6.5oz Uncoated & Breathable
  • Fill Spout: 14.00” x 12.00”
  • Discharge Spout: 14.00” x 12.00”
  • Safety Factor: 6:1
  • Lift Loops: 4@ 3.00” x 8.00”
  • Sewing: Standard Seams, Chain Stitch
  • Printing: FOR PEANUTS ONLY
  • Document Pouch: 10” x 13”
  • Certification: FIBC manufacturers must be certified under a Global Food Safety Initiative Scheme, which include SQF, BRCGS, IFS, and FSSC 22000.

Download the FIBC Food Safety Guide


Maximum Capacity by Type

  • Whole Red Skin: 2,400lbs
  • Blanched: 2,400lbs
  • Split: 2,400lbs
  • In-shell: 1,000lbs


Download the APC Peanut Product Information Guide

Download our APC Peanut Product Information guide that highlights FIBC bag specs, ideal uses, and more!

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