Food packaging includes protection, special physical, chemical and biological needs. Food packaging is done for preserving the food so that it cannot get spoiled and keeps protected from external dust and impurities. It also shows the product that is labeled to show any nutrition information on the food being consumed. Packages can be made with improved tamper resistance to deter tampering and also can have tamper-evident features to help indicate tampering.
Packaging can play an important role in reducing the security risks of shipment. Packages can be engineered to help reduce the risks of package pilferage some package constructions are more resistant to pilferage and some have pilfer indicating seals. Packages may include authentication seals to help indicate that the package and contents are not counterfeit. Packages also can include anti-theft devices, such as dye-packs, RFID tags, or electronic article surveillance tags, that can be activated or detected by devices at exit points and require specialized tools to deactivate. Using packaging in this way is a means of retail loss prevention.
The material which is used in food packaging should be high rated in quality and owing to their outstanding attributes.
The Following Materials are commonly used in food packaging:
PET / MET-PETPET / POLYPET / MET BOPPPET / MET CPPMET PET
Moisture proof, durable and appealing confectionery packaging is the key to enhance the shelf life, brand image and marketability of confectionery products. Freshness and taste of the confectionery items completely depend upon the well-developed confectionery packaging and fulfillment services.
Food packaging must be done from best quality confectionery packaging material, which is hygienically manufactured from food grade plastic to maintain the color, flavor and nutrition values of content inside for a long period of time. Pleasant mix of vibrant and attractive colors increases the aesthetic value of confectionery packaging material. This material is made suitable for high speed production lines (HFFS) and is altogether in tune with international quality standards.
The following are some general purposes of packaging:
To contain foods (to hold the contents and keep them clean and secure without leakage or breakage until they are used).To protect foods against a range of hazards during distribution and storage (to provide a barrier to dirt, micro-organisms and other contaminants, andProtection against damage caused by insects, birds and rodents, heat, oxidation, and moisture pickup or loss).To give convenient handling throughout the production, storage and distribution system, including easy opening, dispensing and re-sealing, and being suitable for easy disposal, recycling or re-use.To enable the consumer to identify the food, and give instructions so that the food is stored and used correctly.
Packaging is important because it aids food distribution, and rapid and reliable distribution helps remove local food surpluses, allows consumers more choice in the foods available and helps to reduce malnutrition. Packaging also reduces post harvest losses, which together with giving access to larger markets, allow producers to increase their incomes. Therefore, adequate packaging in developing countries has profound effects on both the pattern of food consumption and the amount of food consumed.