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Process and Stages of Food Product Development

RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD PACKAGING

  INTRODUCTION Packaging has evolved well beyond its initial function as a method of product preservation in recent years. It now plays a critical marketing role in generating shelf appeal, delivering product information, and establishing brand image and awareness. Extended shelf life may be achieved using a modified environment, controlled atmosphere, and intelligent packaging, which can convey quality indicators. These changes are in response to rising customer demand for lightly preserved, fresh, flavorful, accessible food with a long shelf life and consistent quality. Packaging in the future will almost certainly be more than just a physical container that protects food. We at the Food Research Lab offer Packaging Consulting services . We have assisted several food companies in adopting innovative packaging technologies to suit newer food industry developments.   ACTIVE AND INTELLIGENT/SMART PACKAGING ●       Active packaging is a type of packaging that changes the sta

Packaging materials used for ready to eat (RTE) and ready to cook (RTC) foods

Convenient food is an idea that developed and is prevalent for a long time. With the current COVID-19scenario most people can’t dine out and the number of online deliveries has increased drastically. Similarly, the concept of ready-to-eat (RTE) and ready-to-cook (RTC) are fast becoming popular even in the Indian market to save time and labour. One of the major selling points for RTE meal products is their presentation. Manufacturers use creative packaging design to emphasize freshness, taste and enhance products shelf life .  Another major concern for manufacturers is that this packaging not only ensure the product’s safety and freshness but also needs to function as a dish to cook. Therefore the packaging materials are selected based on these factors. Moreover, consumers are demanding more eco-friendly options and are willing to pay extra for such packaged products. Businesses that keep up with ongoing trend will be able to reap the rewards. The desired shelf life for an RTE or RTC

Trends in Paper Based Packaging of Food Products

From 2013 to 2018, the worldwide packaging market expanded by 6.8%. The majority of this increase has come from less developed economies, as more people migrate to cities and adopt westernized lifestyles. This has increased demand for packaged goods, which has been aided by the e-commerce industry around the world. The worldwide packaging sector is being influenced by a number of factors. Image Courtesy: www.tetrapak.com During the period 2020-2025, the worldwide paper packaging market is predicted to develop at a CAGR of roughly 4%. The rising retail and e-commerce industries, as well as the growing need for environmentally friendly packaging materials, are currently driving the market's expansion. The need for secondary and tertiary paper packaging products has increased dramatically as the number of online shopping platforms has grown rapidly. Furthermore, rising consumer awareness of the need of sustainable packaging and the imp