As Murphy said it, 'if something can go wrong, it most probably will go wrong'. The best way to make sure you have correctly packaged your product, before shipping them for sale, is to make sure you take into account all the things that can possibly go wrong and try to eliminate the most commonly met mistakes in the packaging part of the food industry.
It makes perfect sense to take the lime to learn from other people's mistake as life is too short to make your own mistakes and, aside from that, this type of mistakes, prove to be quite costly. A briefing on the biggest packaging failures throughout time will keep you away from those problems. While you're at it take the time to get yourself acquainted with compatibilities and incompatibilities between materials and chemicals commonly used in your field of business. This will also narrow down your range of choices for packaging.
In this respect the most common packaging mistakes will refer, first of all, to the wrongful use of packaging material. You should make sure that the materials used in your packaging supplies don't chemically react as to damage your products or their consumers. Such an example is the improper packaging that develops the E-coli bacteria in food products.
Another frequent mistake is overestimating your chosen packaging attributes in regards to heat resistance. You might then wind up with your coffee cups melting in the hands of soon to be ex-consumers.
Make sure that you don't send out the wrong message by your choice of packaging design. Your products packaging should clearly indicate the content and it's designated use, and it also should be labeled accordingly. See then that you don't package paints as to look like milk cartons.
A most embarrassing mistake when it comes to packaging would be the miscalculation of the sealants for your containers and have your products spilled on their way to the selves or have them impossible to reach as their containers will not open properly.
Regardless the type of packaging you are required or wish to use for your products try to be ahead of the game by a clear understanding of the rules that guard environment protection and health insurances, make your packaging as easily recognisable as possible as customers hate change and stay true to your product's general outlines. Steer clear from packaging chocolate as to resemble chicken wings.