Tag: food industry

The right stretch film for the food industry

What’s the best stretch film for the food industry? GOOD QUESTION. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered. Vented stretch films come to mind, specifically Air-Flow stretch wrap.   So what’s the deal with this film? First of all it has die cut holes for increased ventilation. The ventilation will help reduce spoiling of food that can normally happen with regular stretch film. It does this by reducing the condensation inside the pallet wrap. Protecting fresh food, hot food, and frozen

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What is SQF?

SQF (Safe Quality Food)

SQF (Safe Quality Food) is a food safety certification program. SQF provides a diligent system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry. This certification is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world. This allows your customers to have confidence in your food safety program and know that you have a careful food safety system in place. The program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and

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Meat packing trends on the rise

For years, packing products companies have run into difficulties when it comes to the question of packing and shipping meat. There is a plethora of benefits for both the consumer and the manufacturer in exploring the arena of packaging within the food industry. If one were to merely snapshot the volume of the fresh meat market alone, one would be astounded. According to reports, that one product accounts for approximately 4 billion pounds and $15 billion in sales annually. The packaging involved must take on several facets, including protection against contamination, ranging temperature levels and lighting. It also must provide an appealing, transparent package on which a label can be displayed. In an effort to extend the shelf life of meat, the industry looks to the development of new products to facilitate potential geographical sales, improve the ease of shipping, lower the cost of meat production on the environment and reinvigorate the product’s premium nature.

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Transparent packaging cultivates controversy in the market

As consumer trends shift over time, there are some consistent factors that only continue to grow more popular among consumers.

One of the latest trend inspired a major groundswell of new packaging strategies meant to better appeal to user demands: transparent packaging. You’ve probably walked through the grocery store and noticed that more and more brands are switching to this crystalline packaging. Perhaps you, like throngs of others, tend to gravitate to this packaging. I know I tend to.

Transparent packaging

Wall Street Journal reported that many types of food packaging are being cleared up. Progressively, companies are taking the added time and effort to present their consumers with product packaging that will display the nature of the product: high-quality and healthy. After all, we want to be reassured that what we are putting into our bodies will do what it claims it will do, right?

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Food packaging: vision and progression

According to a recent Ken Research report, the global beverage and food packaging market has been growing at a compound rate in the last half-decade of about 2.5 percent from 2008 to 2013. In the next few years, that number will continue to rise. By 2018, the market itself will see an increased pace of growth, at around 3.1 percent, creating an overall market value of $380 million. In particular, the rigid plastic segment is expected to post the largest overall gains at a growth rate of about 4.2 percent during the period. Paper and cardboard products will represent about 19 percent of the food packaging market by 2018.

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