Food Packaging The Complex Process Behind Sending Food To Market

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Food packaging is crucial to the health and safety of consumers — but many of us don’t think about it. Consumers take for granted that the food they’re buying is safe to eat; that means well-preserved and free of contaminants. They have a right to that, and certainly the regulations regarding food and drink in the United States demand that food manufacturers and packaging plants follow strict regulations. There are plenty of risks to food before and after it’s packaged. For one thing, improperly packaged food is at risk of spoiling early, especially if that food is made up of meat or dairy products. Another issue that frequently occurs with food is contamination. Food can be easily contaminated if the packaging procedures are lax, and contaminated food is, if anything, perhaps worse than food that natural

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Fun Facts About Ice Cream, Everyone’s Favorite Frozen Treat

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Most people in the United States like ice cream. In general, the typical person in the United States will have it around 28.5 times every year. More than 90% of households around the nation are known to break out their colored spoons and indulge in a frozen treat on a regular basis. More than 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream, frozen yogurt and other similar desserts are produced every year around the nation. For people who are vegan or who cannot tolerate dairy products, every year seems to bring more and more options for frozen treats made with coconut, soy or almond milk. No one has to miss out on fun, flavorful, frozen treats.

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A Brief History of the Sunday Brunch

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There are few meals that get people as riled up or excited as this one. People love to hate to just love to enjoy the mid-morning/afternoon meal known as Sunday brunch. The meal itself has undergone a number of transformations over the years. While a traditional brunch menu includes dishes such as Eggs Benedict, breakfast sausage and bacon and an array of sweats, more and more ethnic foods have become part of the weekend dining experience. In 2015, these kinds of foods were the preferred options for about 67% of people who were surveyed. Common ethnic brunches include dim sum, scrambled eggs with chorizo and pancakes with coconut milk.

The start of bunch has a few stories. Some people believe that the larger meal was put in place by Catholics who fasted before church services on Sunday. When they re

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The 7 Benefits to Using Checkweigher Machines

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If you produce food products, you know how important product consistency is. It important from a legal standpoint but also for developing and maintaining customer loyalty. One aspect of that is making sure each package of your product contains the exact amount that you need it to. The way you can make sure you do that is to use the right checkweigher machines. They will ensure you get the right weight every time. There are some other ways the right checkweigher machines can improve your bottom line.

  1. They help you meet your customers’ expectations. When your loyal customers buy your product, they expect a certain amount to be in the package. The best way you stay within the p
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Ways Frozen Desserts May Be Healthy

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It is no secret that frozen desserts are very popular around the world and in the United States. When you look at any two week period of time, you can find that at least 40% of the United States has indulged in such a treat, according to research by the NPD Group. In fact, it has been estimated that about 90% of all American households will enjoy a frozen dessert on a regular basis. In the United States alone, more than 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and other deserts such as frozen yogurt are produced every year. That is one reason the market for frozen dessert supplies is so robust.

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Your Casual Party Catering Solution is Never Too Far Away

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Sometimes you go into a restaurant and immediately you know you’d like to share it all with your friends. It doesn’t happen often, to be sure, but every once in a while you come across a casual dining experience that is so good you want to share it with everyone you are close to. It’s that good.

Well, what is it that struck you when you had this kind of epiphany? For many people, it can be boiled down to three things: food, craft beer or other drinks, and service and atmosphere. If you find all three of those in one place, then don’t try to find a time when you can fit everyone in around a few pushed-together tables. Party catering service

Sometimes you go into a restaurant and immediately you know you’d like to share it all with your friends. It doesn’t happen often, to be sure, but every once in a while you come across a casual dining experience that is so good you want to share it with everyone you are close to. It’s that good.

Well, what is it that struck you when you had this kind of epiphany? For many people, it can be boiled down to three things: food, craft beer or other drinks, and service and atmosphere. If you find all three of those in one place, then don’t try to find a time when you can fit everyone in around a few pushed-together tables. If they have a party hall, why not consider party catering from your favorite joint?

If your idea of a fun and share-worthy dining experience is a casual one, then it is likely that casual dining experience will include burgers. When it comes to good burgers, the freshness of the meat is extremely important to at least 75% of your burger-loving friends. And since you loved the place first, you already know how fresh and delicious those burgers will be.

What goes better with a nice, juicy burger than a craft beer? A craft beer pub and a perfect burger make the world go round. You’ve found your favorite craft beer. But will others find the same? Make sure that you will have a wide variety of craft beer to offer your friends when they see the party catering menu. Does it offer the same variety of options? If it does, you’ve got your spot, and once you’ve found your spot, you won’t want to go anywhere else.

But, it is the very rare individual who eats his burger plain. The toppings you love can almost be as important as the burger itself. In fact, 42% of burger lovers rate quality toppings as extremely important. Find the pub with the right burger and topping and you’ve got a winner.

Party catering means nothing, however, without the right service and atmosphere. If you’ve found your little hole in the wall with great burgers and craft beer, make sure that the party hall venue, if not in the restaurant itself, will give you and your friends the atmosphere you fell in love with in the first place.

Food is an enormously important part of our lives. When we eat a meal with our friends and family we feel close to them and we feel like we are giving them something very special when we share our favorite eateries with each other. So, the next time you find a casual dining spot that you want to share with your friends or family, make sure it has the best food, craft beer, and service staff you can find. They are out there and the are not as far away as you might think.

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How Many of These Fascinating Golf Facts Did You Know?

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Are you an avid golfer? You may be able to walk the walk, but can you talk the talk? Here are a few interesting golf facts you probably didn?t know.

  • The term ?caddy? comes from the French word for student ? ?cadet?
  • The odds of making two holes-in-one during a single game of golf is one in 67 million.
  • Sitting 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point, the Tactu Golf Club in Peru is the highest 18-hole golf course in the world.
  • Lou Kretlow achieved the longest hole-in-one in March of 1961 at the Lake Hefner golf course in Oklahoma City. It was 427 yards.
  • A regulation golf ball has 336 dimples.
  • An 18-hole golf course is standard.
  • According to the officia

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What Is the Best Type of Packaging For Your Food Product?

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Are you the owner of a food manufacturing business that is in need of new or updated packaging equipment? Maybe you are rebranding and know that your packaging will be affected by that or perhaps you have created an entirely new product that will require a specifically designed type of packaging that does not exist yet. Whatever your needs might be, there is a good chance that the type of food packaging equipment you need is available somewhere. Below are three of the most commonly used types of food packaging and how they might help you:

1. Printed Shrink Sleeves - If you have visited a grocery store in the past week then you have more than likely encountered Map trays

Are you the owner of a food manufacturing business that is in need of new or updated packaging equipment? Maybe you are rebranding and know that your packaging will be affected by that or perhaps you have created an entirely new product that will require a specifically designed type of packaging that does not exist yet. Whatever your needs might be, there is a good chance that the type of food packaging equipment you need is available somewhere. Below are three of the most commonly used types of food packaging and how they might help you:

1. Printed Shrink Sleeves - If you have visited a grocery store in the past week then you have more than likely encountered printed shrink sleeves as a food packaging option. Printed shrink sleeves are used on cans, jars, bottles, and are a quick, simple, and affordable option for manufacturers. Your marketing team can work with a graphic design team or come up with the exact label that you want on the printed shrink sleeves and then all that is left to do is to make sure you have the equipment to make sure you can use them.

2. Stock Clamshell Packaging - Clamshell packaging is also incredibly common in the food industry because, again, it is easy to use. You just work with the clamshell packaging manufacturer to make sure that your food product can fit exactly how you would like it to in the bottom of the clamshell before the top is closed down on it and eventually sealed.

3. Thermoformed Trays - Thermoformed trays are less used in food packaging recently due to the waste that is sometimes present, and Americans care about plastic recycling. In fact, 60 percent of the United States population have access to a recycling program near their home. It is good to remember, however, that experts estimate that each pound of plastic food packaging can actually reduce food waste by nearly 2 pounds! Thermoformed trays are good to use for food packaging that requires that some ingredients are separated from others such as frozen meals.

As a food manufacturer you are probably aware that how you package your food matters. In fact, studies show that over half (52 percent) of consumers actually make purchase decisions due to the way that packaging shows a brand and whether or not it makes a positive social and environmental impact. If you haven’t already tried printed shrink sleeves, clamshell packaging, or thermoformed trays, then you might want to consider them for your next product design.

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Four Questions to Help You Purchase the Right Pump

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When you need to purchase sanitary drum pumps, you might find yourself fairly overwhelmed. There are hundreds of manufacturers of sanitary drum pumps to choose between. There are sanitary drum pumps of all shapes, types, and purposes. There are sanitary drum pumps that are hundreds of dollars, and there are sanitary drum pumps that are tens of dollars. Finding the best sanitary drum pumps for your purposes can be a little intimidating.

In fact, even if you work with a supplier of sanitary pumps to find the right one, they’re input is only as good as the information they have to work with. Th

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Safety First When Considering Food Packaging

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Have you ever thought about the packaging that your food comes in? Most people haven’t. But despite that relative lack of interest and knowledge by consumers, the packaging that food comes in plays many important roles.

One of the most important roles of food packaging is food safety. Each year about one out of every six people in the U.S. gets a food-borne illness, and about 3,000 people die from related complications. Though not all or even most of those instances are due to improper packaging, some are. Packaging machines can become contaminated, manufacturers and producers can use the wrong type of packaging and x-ray food inspection and other quality-control methods can fail

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