These days, more and more skin packs are conquering the retail shelves around the world. The advantages of the skin packaging system are obvious: securely sealed under deep vacuum, food products have a significantly longer shelf life and can be presented in a much more attractive way. By launching FlatSkin®, SEALPAC now offers a revolutionary solution that combines the sought-after skin packaging process with a plastic reduction of up to 75%. Danish seafood processor Vega Salmon A/S is one of the early adopters of the FlatSkin® packaging system for its hot-smoked salmon products.
Functional foods are foods with health benefits that are in addition to those attributable to the nutritional value of the food. The term is usually applied to foods that have been modified or combined in order to enhance the health benefits but may include any food that naturally possesses components with demonstrable pharmacological activity.
Food losses and waste are of particular concern as drivers of climate change and environmental degradation, and for increasing vulnerability to food insecurity. Food that is produced but ultimately never consumed represents a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and diminishes the productive output of food systems, which in turn could potentially undermine both human and ecological capacities to cope with climate change.
At Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, Hydrosol is presenting new stabilizing and texturing systems that enable food companies to make high-selling trend products. The focus is on the company’s many ideas for plant-based alternatives to dairy, texturing systems for reduced-sugar foods, and economical solutions for chicken products.