The science of subtleties: Packaging for meats and cheeses
Global demand for meat packaging is growing. More expendable income together with access to modern groceries are fueling greater purchasing around the world.
Cheese sales are also increasing globally. Artisan cheeses, deli slices, and even snack-style products are now part of more balanced diets around the world.
Of course, most important when it comes to packaging meat and cheese products is keeping the products safe for consumers and adhering to global food safety regulations. Meat and cheese packaging is scrutinized intensely. And we understand what’s required. That means packaging that’s clean, clear, safe, and allows easy inspection.
So many considerations for meat and cheese packaging
In general the needs for packaging meat and cheese are similar. Formats are similar. Transport and retail display are similar. Regulations are similar. Yet the details matter, and there are a wider range of more specific needs for packaging different types of meat, poultry, fish and cheese varieties. The cut of the meat, the flavor, or the age can all impact the structure and design of the packaging.
You can adjust and achieve different features:
- Consistent seal integrity
- Exceptional barrier properties
- Processing efficiencies
- Seal through contamination
- Superior puncture and tear resistance
- Easy-open and resealable packaging options
- Extreme temperature capabilities
- Sustainability profiles
- Tamper-evident packaging
And then you have a range of options for the type of packaging:
- Barrier shrink bag packaging
- Modified atmospheric packaging
- Peelable lidded tray packaging
- Pillow pouch packaging
- Stand-up pouch packaging
- Vacuum skin packaging
A broad portfolio of materials. Experience to narrow the scope. Lots of choices. Lots of opportunities. Let’s connect and work together to develop the best packaging for your meat or cheese products.