Rapid Communication - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Innovations in food packaging: Balancing convenience, sustainability, and safety.
Food packaging plays a crucial role in preserving and protecting food products. It helps to extend the shelf life of food products and also makes them convenient and easy to store, transport and sell. In today's world, food packaging is not just about protecting food, but also about marketing and branding. Companies use food packaging to make their products stand out on the shelves and to communicate important information about their products to the customers. Firstly, the primary functions of food packaging, which is to protect food products from physical, chemical and biological contamination. Packaging material must be designed to prevent food from being contaminated by bacteria, viruses, chemicals, light, and oxygen. In addition, packaging must also be able to withstand the conditions of transportation, storage and handling. The type of food packaging used depends on the type of food being packaged, as well as the length of time it needs to be stored. The second important aspect of food packaging is its role in extending the shelf life of food products.Author(s): Jianwu Dai*