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Top 3 Reasons to Shrink Wrap Your Food


Published on May 15, 2020

Now more than ever, the benefits of ensuring food is packaged cleanly and efficiently are extremely prevalent. While food safety has always been a high priority, limiting any damage or contamination from the outside world is going to be a new focus in the post Covid19 society. Ensuring food safety for individual packaging is important for a few reasons.

  1. It protects the product during travel, maintaining product cleanliness from factory to market.

With shrink wrapped product there is no concern with the sanitation of bringing products to market. Once product is wrapped at the production facility the product remains just as clean as when it left the factory as there is no possibility of outside influence.

  1. The packaging keeps out external contaminants like bacteria.

Product on store shelves can be picked up and moved by consumers that do not end up being purchased. Food wrapping can ensure that there is no transfer of contaminants from person to person or from the air.

  1. Extends length of product freshness as product is not exposed to air

Not only do shrink wrapped foods extend the shelf life at the point of retail but additionally, the foods last longer in the home before consumption. When product is not exposed to the air, less oxygenation occurs over time leading to fresher and more long lasting food products.

By Sam Sadler – Product Manager

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