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1 Packaging of Tomato

2 Introduction Packaging of Tomato India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. Such a huge production does not any significance if the produce don’t reach the consumer in a fresh and palatable condition at a reasonable price. Post-harvest losses occur in the period between harvesting and consumption. Due to heavy post harvest losses, a considerable gap between production and availability of fruits and vegetables to consumers. Thus, there is an urgent need to adopt proper post harvest management practices by adopting improved packaging, handling and efficient transportation methods.

3 Packaging is required to keep fruits, vegetables and root crops in good condition until it is soled and consumed. Packaging serves as an efficient handling unit to carry produce from field to consumer. The package should also protect the produce against rotting. Packages must protect against possible damage. Packaging of Tomato Introduction Cont…..

4 Definition of Food Packaging Food packaging is defined as a mean or system by which a fresh produce or processed product will reach from the production centre to the ultimate consumer in safe and sound condition at an affordable price Packaging of Tomato

5 Functions of Packaging Material Two main functions of packaging are: 1.To assemble the produce into convenient units for handling. 2.To protect the produce during distribution, storage and marketing. Packaging of Tomato

6 As an efficient handling unit Protection from mechanical damage Protection against moisture loss Provides clean and sanitary storage Prevention of pilferage Provides sales and service motivation Reduces cost of transport and marketing Packaging materials serve the following purposes: Packaging of Tomato

7 Packaging Materials for Fresh Produce 1. Basket made of woven strips of leaves, bamboo, plastic etc. 2. Sacks: flexible, made of plastic or jute. i)Bags: small size sacks ii)Nets: sacks made of open mesh 3. Wooden crates 4. Fibreboard boxes i)Solid fibreboard boxes ii)Corrugated fibreboard boxes 5. Plastic crates 6. Biodegradable plastics 7. New innovations in packaging of fruits, vegetables and root crops 8. Pallet boxes and shipping containers Packaging of Tomato

8 Packaging Materials for Processed Products Packaging material for processed products is of several types: 1. Glass containers 2. Metal cans 3. Aluminium foil 4. Plastic materials 5. Collapsible containers 6. Composite containers Packaging of Tomato

9 Cushioning Materials and Wrap Cushioning materials like dry grass, paddy straw, leaves, saw dust, paper shreds etc are used for packaging fruits and vegetables It should dissipate the heat of respiration of the produce It should be free from infection and should be physiologically inactive Moulded pulp tray, honeycomb portion, cell pack are used replacing the cushioning material Packaging of Tomato

10 Cushioning Materials and Wrap Shrink-wrapping is a new technique for packaging of fruits and vegetables Shrink-wrapping with an engineered plastic wrap can reduce shrinkage, protect the produce from disease, reduce mechanical damage and provide a good surface for stick-on labels Packaging of Tomato

11 Precautions during packing Containers should not be filled either too loosely or too tightly because loose products may vibrate against each other and cause bruising Over-packing results in compression bruising Proper filling along with cushioning can minimize bruising damage Packaging of Tomato

12 Tomatoes are usually packed in bamboo baskets Wooden boxes of different sizes and shapes are also used in long distance transportation Corrugated fiberboard boxes are also used Some Innovative packaging is also used for fresh tomatoes Tomatoes are taken in plastic crates for local markets Packaging of Tomato

13 Packaging of tomato in Corrugated Carton Boxes Tomatoes Tray Packaging Tomato Packaging Source (all photos): : packaging/produce/trays-of-fruits-and-vegetables/tomatoes-tray-packaging-in-flow-pack- wrapper-hffs Tomato tray from LINPAC Packaging Packaging of Tomato

14 Tomato Packaging Innovative packaging for fresh tomatoes Source: Packaging of Tomato Packaging in wrapping films

15 Tomato Packaging Tomato packaging ( Groups of tomatoes packaging in flow pack wrapper … Packaging of Tomato

16 Trashion” show clothes made out of packaging garbage. Tomato Source: Tomato Packaging Tomato clusters packaging in flow pack wrapper Source: (hffs) Packaging of Tomato

17 Tomato Packaging Cherry tomato tub packaging in flow pack wrapper (hffs) — ULMA Packaging Packaging of Tomato

18 Food packaging is a system by which the fresh or processed produce will reach the consumer from the production centre in a safe and sound condition at an affordable cost. It serves two basic objectives, i.e., marketing and logistics. Adopting improved packaging, handling and transportation methods during distribution and marketing can successfully avert huge post harvest losses. Let Us Sum Up Packaging of Tomato

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