Food packaging has come a long way from being something used to cover and carry food only to something that is used for a number of reasons and causes. Traditionally, the food and catering industry uses plastic and paper that come in the form of food boxes and cartons used to pack, store and transport food items.
Other than eco-friendly and green packaging options, sustainable packaging solutions are making its way into the new packaging trends. Sustainable packaging is the designing and development of packaging that is made from biodegradable and recycled material and is further designed to be used for multiple purposes, hence increasing the packaging’s life cycle and usability. Considering the amount of waste our planet is having, the need for sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions is ever significant now.
“Necessity is the mother of Invention” is indeed a fact which has proven itself time and again on several occasions but it is also a fact that every invention needs a thorough manufacturing process to come into existence and become a reality. If there is any flaw in the product, your necessity may not be fulfilled by your invention. With the passage of time, manufacturing process has gone through various changes and experienced several advancements to make the invention flawless.
Brine injectors also known as a pickle injectors come in many shapes and sizes. In their simplest form they resemble a large syringe operated by hand to add a brine or marinade solution to many protein products such as fish, meat and poultry. However for the purpose of this article we will concentrate on industrial brine injection machines. These machines do the same job as the simple syringe type injectors but with far greater throughput and automation. The majority of these machines transport the product through the machine using either a walking beam system or some type of conveyor belt system. While the product moves through the machine it passes under a moving head assembly that incorporates anywhere from a few injection needles to hundreds of injection needles.
We often hear that people have gotten ill by consuming contaminated food and in some of the worst cases, consumers are even died and when the laboratory tests are done on the food samples, the food is declared unfit for human consumption and poisonous. The reasons behind the food getting contaminated or poisonous vary from case to case; there may be ignorance of food safety standards while processing the food at manufacturers’ end; usage of substandard or expired food material; nonfood grade packaging; inclusion of contaminated or toxic particles during transportation or cooking the food in substandard equipment that are not complying with the food safety standards as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other relevant regulatory body of a specific country.
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is one of the fastest industries in the world, surely justifying its name as the production process in FMCG has to be swift and bulky in order to match the demand and supply. While preparing food products in massive quantity, there is also a mandatory requirement of maintaining high quality standards as the stuff is meant for human consumption and even a minor error can cause a serious damage to the business reputation.