By Dr. Vinayan Nair The product quality and shelf life of packaged foods can be affected by the appropriate selection of packaging materials. Packaging can become a shelf life limiting factor in its own right. This may be as a result of migration of tainting compounds from the packaging into the
Norwegian company MatBørsen AS (www.matborsen.no) was founded in 1994 by Freddy Henriksen and his two sons. Building on their previous success in meat products, they decided to switch to the growing segment of ready meals.
Swizzels is one of the longest-running sugar confectionery factories in the world, having celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018. They produce much-loved heritage brands, such as the iconic ‘Love Hearts’, as well as new innovations.
The journey of food microbiology initially started with the discovery of canning by Nicolas Appert in 1810 followed by Louis Pasteur’s conclusive demonstration of the relation between food spoilage and microorganisms, some 50 years later, now known as Pasteurisation.
Flavours can be encapsulated using various techniques to obtain the encapsulated product in powder, paste or liquid form. Mostly, flavours are encapsulated using spray drying; spray chilling; homogenization and extrusion techniques.
Synthetic polymers developed for innumerable purposes get couched up and struck in the ecosystem without getting degraded, which also adds toxic chemicals to the surroundings; invariably affecting the entire lives of this era. Packaging films being used in the food sector contributes accountably higher for this built up, which affects the food chain and causes an imbalance in the living system.
Notwithstanding the perception of India being largely a vegetarian country, the meat production in the country is estimated to be around 6.3 million tonnes, which makes it the fifth largest producer of meat in the world.
Global demand for returnable transport packaging (RTP) valuated at around US$ 22 billion in 2018, which is likely to witness a moderate surge of 4.3 percent in 2019. East Asia’s returnable transport packaging market will remain the top revenue shareholder, with an estimated share of more than 1/4th of the global value, according to the report.
In order to be able to use the heat-sealing film even more flexibly when packaging in flowpacks, Schubert has developed a new heat-sealing robot for its Flowmodul. For the first time ever, the flow-wrapper’s new crosssealing unit allows constant sealing times with variable chain speed and a wide control range of the film.
The rapid growth of the food packaging industry is mainly attributed to the expansion of robotic automation capabilities in recent times. Industrial robots which offer enhanced flexibility and efficiency have allowed packaging plants to introduce new products on the same assembly lines.