How To Choose The Right Food Packaging To Keep Your Items Fresh?
Food Boxes not only make the products stand out on the shelves but protect them from harmful contaminants, moisture, external pressures, and environmental elements that can affect their quality as well as taste. Therefore, it is essential to choose the right packaging that is effective enough to retain the integrity of food and increase its shelf life. The following are the factors that make packaging perfect for cooking.
Food Grade Materials:
People pack eating products in boxes, and the food boxes are of food-grade materials. Food Boxes that are not manufactured with food-safe materials can hamper the quality and healthiness of the food. The toxic chemicals in the packaging come in contact with the food items and transfer noxious substances into them that are harmful to the consumers' health.
On the other hand, the FDA approves the food-grade Cardboard Boxes and is considered entirely safe for the hygiene of food products they are holding in them. They will not transfer any toxic substances into the food that could comprise their health and make them unsafe for the consumers in any way. While making the material choice, it is also necessary to consider the nature of the food that you want to package in them, such as wet, dry, alkaline, acidic, alcoholic or have a high-fat content in them. It’s because one material is not acceptable by another one.
With increasing customer base for retailed food products, food packaging needs to conform to international food safety and quality standards. So companies introduce innovative barrier coatings, and organizations use nanotechnology for this. It enhances food security and acts as a shield against all contaminants.
They prevent the microorganisms and moisture from hampering the condition of the food present inside the boxes. On top of that, they also can withstand extreme temperatures that may trigger some reactions in the components of food. They also make sure to hinder the entering of oxygen into the packaging that may spoil the food. These protective features of coatings help increase the shelf life of food and keep it fresher and healthier for a more extended period.
Food packaging with customized inserts in it provides extra protection factor to the packaged food. They act as additional support for the food and prevent it from coming in contact with the walls of the boxes. Especially the Bakery Products such as muffins and cupcakes need such inserts that keep them in their place and prevent their icing to be smeared all over the packaging. They also handle the jerks during shipping and maintain the items fixed into the cavities. One thing to make sure is that the inserts are made of food-grade materials. As the FDA approves them for the safety of food, they will never transfer any obnoxious particles into the food and ensure their hygiene to the maximum levels.
Food items also need to be protected during their shipping and handling, which is only possible with the use of sturdily structured Custom Food Boxes. The structure and style of the boxes have a significant role to play in the safety of the food packaged in them. Extra sleeves can be added on the tables to double up their protectiveness while the walls of the boxes can also be double-layered to prevent the food from jerks and shocks during their shipping.
It is also essential to reinforce that the lids of the boxes are always closed tightly and do not open unintendedly. Tables that have place holders or inserts in them are also perfect for shipping as they keep the products fit into the holders. So the style and structure of the boxes make sure that the food remains safe during transportation.
With rising concerns regarding the toxicity of the inks used in the packaging of food, DFC inks are being innovated that do not impose any harm to the packaged food. They are named as 'Direct Food Contact' inks and are an alternative to the traditional harmful inks. They are manufactured with food-safety ingredients and thus are approved for the packaging of food. These compostable inks are available on a broader palette of colors and are perfect for the digitization of attractive designs on the custom Printed Boxes.
This innovative DFC technology guarantees the integrity of the food. It eliminates the health concerns that are raised with the transfer of toxic chemicals from the inks to the packaged food. It is essential to make an excellent quality food product, but equally important is the way they are packaged. The right food packaging protects the food from pollutants and potential damages and increases its shelf life. The latest technology is enabling the food brands to make their packaging safer for the food by all means. The expected future technology will further contribute to the food protection measures and satisfy the concerns of the food safety experts and health-conscious consumers as well.