How Flexible Packaging Mitigates Food Safety Risks
There are many reasons why nationally recognized names in the food industry utilize flexible packaging. Whether it’s reducing costs and waste, improving storage and increasing shelf space, or benefiting your bottom line, flexible packaging plays a crucial role in the success of your business and product. But most importantly, flexible packaging is essential in ensuring the safety and preservation of food products.
Protective Laminate Structures
Because flexible packaging is often in direct contact with the food product itself, it’s important that the types of packaging materials used are carefully selected to preserve taste, flavor and aroma. Various material structures like polyethylene, film foil laminations and polypropylene can be combined to form highly protective layers to increase your packaging’s shelf life.
The materials themselves feature high-barrier coatings designed to eliminate moisture and oxygen permeation while retaining the essential properties that give food products their unique flavors and aromas. These moisture barrier films also help food packaging adapt to various storage conditions from freezer storage to room-temperature shelf storage.
Sustainable Solutions and Technology
Like food safety, sustainability is an incredibly important factor in packaging today. However, it’s common for food companies to approach food safety and sustainability as two separate entities. With flexible packaging materials, food safety and sustainability can work hand in hand, allowing you to align your brand’s environmental strategies with safe and sanitary food practices.
Sanitary Pouch Filling
The process in which food products are packaged is just as important as the material selection process. In most cases, flexible packaging companies utilize modern technology and vertical form fill seal machines to create an automated process that’s specific to your product packaging requirements. Compared to traditional hand-packing, automated packaging reduces product damage and increases food safety measures and sanitation.
At Eagle Flexible Packaging, our vertical packaging machines are manufactured by industry-leading experts to ensure your products are protected from hazardous outside elements during the packaging process. For further assistance on which types of packaging materials best suit your needs, fill out our sidebar form today.