Product quality is in top of the mind of consumers nowadays. They are often exposing the food manufacturers and distributors to compensation claims. Thus, products, which are of low quality causes serious damage to the reputation of the company.
Knowing the visibility of the recent global product recalls, the supply chain has basically come under an increased public scrutiny. As a result, for the food manufacturers, it’s not only about voluntary implementation of the safety standards but even about having high level internal QA controls for producing the products as well as conforming with the changing legal rules and regulations. This ensures the brand protection of the manufacturer and assures satisfaction to the consumer and prevents the product recalls. The shelf life of the products in this context even plays a big role. Extending the shelf life of the products by leveraging the solutions of the packaging machine manufacturer is a vital component of this equation.
Proper procedures used already at the time of the packaging process ensure product protection and quality. An apt packaging solution on the other hand even contributes to high quality as well as safety after the process of packaging.
To get products packed properly keeping in mind the hygiene factor
Hygiene is a very important area of food production—right from processing and packaging machine materials to cleaning and integration concerns. There are many guidelines found on how hygienic design may be implemented. For meeting the increasing demands of hygiene, many of the organizations even call for filling equipments for dry food to be easy for cleaning. The cleanability of these kinds of systems must be validated.
To guarantee freshness of product during processing and packaging
AN effective way of preserving perishable foods is incorporation of MAP technologies. Air contained in packaging is replaced by gas mixture that typically contains oxygen, carbon dioxide or nitrogen. The protective packaging minimized growth of microorganisms and even extends the shelf life. Packaging with the protective gas helps in maintaining the product quality without affecting quality, taste, nutritional content or consistency. Thanks to the modern packaging machines that feature devices for vacuuming sealing and MAP technology.
To seal seams tightly for protection of product
To make sure that the product is protected during the process of packaging, the manufacturers often provide versatile sealing technologies including cold, hot or ultrasonic sealing. A disadvantage of hot sealing technology is the influence of heat on product. Ultrasonic sealing provides an alternative as cold technology that may minimize the product loss when preserving the product protection. It even eliminates risk of the diminished seal quality as well as leakage because of contamination of sealing area. The high frequency ultrasonic vibrations basically remove the product residues from sealing area, thereby allowing consistent joining of the surfaces. The resultant seals are secure, ensuring product is packaged tightly.
To protect from water, light and oxygen
After packaging, food often needs to be preserved for long. So, the products generally need protection against water, oxygen or light making selection of appropriate packaging material a vital one. For instance, lightproof packaging materials like the composites that have UV barrier may be effective in preserving goods that are light-sensitive.