Food packaging: The Swiftpak guide to protecting your goods
For businesses looking to package and ship goods safely, there’s so much to think about. Especially when there’s food involved.
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FAQs: Food & drink packaging
Like most industries, the types of packaging used to protect food and drink can be divided into three separate categories, which are: primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging. Whilst each type is designed to tackle a unique packaging purpose, they all have one thing in common – and that’s to protect the contents of the package.
From bottles designed to hold liquid, through to insulated liners that keep produce fresh, food and drink packaging comes in a range of shapes and sizes that offer optimum protection in various scenarios.
Many food and drink packaging products can be recycled, with the most common being cardboard packaging solutions. Items that can be recycled typically have waste instructions printed on the information section to help the end consumer dispose of it correctly.
At Swiftpak, we supply bespoke packaging boxes that combine kerbside recyclability and thermal insulation. From honeycomb insulated box inserts, through to vegan thermal liners and more. Contact our team at Swiftpak today and speak to our food and drink experts for more.
There are several biodegradable packaging materials to use for the transportation and storage of food and drink supplies. From paper and cardboard, through to biodegradable polythene, corn starch, and even mushroom packaging. Learn more on this topic with our guide to green packaging for food and drink products.
Proper food and drink packaging is essential for many reasons, with the most important being health and safety. Not only does packaging protect the appearance of food and drink for display at supermarkets but must often be kept at temperature for safe consumption.
As food items are perishable, packaging also helps to maintain the flavour, shape, and texture of the product, ensuring it arrives as expected.
Packaging materials used in the food and drink industry often include paper, plastics, glass, and metals. The type and volume of materials used will vary from product to product and is often swayed by the goals and requirements of the business.
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At the most basic level, we tend to focus on three key areas with food and drink packaging. These are: maximising the protection and preservation of food and drink, ensuring compliance with food and drink regulations, and improving efficiencies across your packaging operation. For more on the considerations of food and drink packaging, head over to our Swiftpak guide on food packaging.
Most food packaging regulatory systems include general safety requirements that are intended to preserve the physical, chemical and sanitary levels of the contents. However, the rules and regulations of packaging can differ across various food and drink types. For instance, shipping uncooked meat or fish will have distinct packaging regulations in comparison to pasta.
For further information on the rules and regulations of food and drink packaging, contact our team today.
The most effective way to limit food and drink packaging waste starts with the 3 ‘R’s’ – Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
By analysing the contents and materials of the package, followed by meticulous planning, and tweaking of an optimised solution, waste can be minimised to support both environmental and business goals.
More on reducing food and drink packaging waste can be found in this helpful guide.
An effective food and drink packaging solution ties all the important aspects of packaging into one. This results in a package that protects and preserves well yet is sustainable and makes your brand stand out. Get in touch with our expert today and find out what an effective packaging solution could look like for your business.