Behind that simple box of cereal that you set out for your children the first day of school is an entire industry that works to make sure that each cereal bite is both healthy and safe. Behind every frozen food item that you prepare to unthaw or defrost for the evening meal is another industry that works to make sure that these frozen items are also both healthy and safe.
In a time when many things is the world seem unsafe and unsure, consumers hope that they are able to rely on the safety of the food that they eat and the food that they serve their family.
Checkweigher Machines, Premade Pouch Filling, Machines, and X-Ray Food Inspection Machines Offer Safety
Parents have plenty to worry about and to think about on the first day of school. It is comforting to know that through the use of checkweigher machines and other safety measures, when parents are trying to figure what time they need to leave to get through the car pool lane easily, they do not need to worry about the safety of the family’s favorite box of cereal.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the food safety and packaging industry, as well as how current packaging attempts to attract consumers who are concerned about sustainability:
- 52% of people around the world make purchase decisions partially influenced by packaging that indicates a brand making a positive environmental and social impact.
- Each pound of plastic packaging can reduce food waste by as much as 1.7 pounds, according to packaging experts.
- 60% of the U.S. population, which amounts to nearly 148 million people, have access to a plastics recycling program.
- The use of vacuum sealers preserve food three to five times longer than food that is simply stored in plastic bags or containers.
- Refrigerators should be set no higher than 40F and freezers set at 0F, because cold temperatures keep harmful bacteria from growing and multiplying.
- A mere two pounds of plastic can deliver 1,300 ounces, the same as 10 gallons, of a beverage like water, juice, or soda. Compared to other packaging options, three pounds of aluminum, eight pounds of steel, or over 40 pounds of glass would be needed to bring home the same 1,300 ounces of product.