Presentation on theme: "Food Packaging What and why?. Some functions of Packaging Containment Protection Communication Identify product Attract attention Legal requirements."— Presentation transcript:
Food Packaging What and why?
Some functions of Packaging Containment Protection Communication Identify product Attract attention Legal requirements
Desirable Properties of Packaging Mechanical Barrier Ease of use by Food processor Consumer Compatibility with product Aesthetic Environmentally benign
Types of packaging Mostly for raw materials Bulk containers Intermediate bulk containers Mostly for products Shipping containers Catering & retail packs.
Regulatory Aspects Information on package should not mislead No more than is needed for purpose Labelling regulations Ingredients Minimum durability (sell/use by date) Storage conditions Name and address of manufacturer Origin Instructions for use