Tips for a longer shelf lifesandra
Oxygen promotes oxidation and thus influences the shelf life of your (fresh) product. It is therefore important to ensure that as little oxygen as possible remains in the packaging. There are various (mechanical) solutions for extracting oxygen from food packaging, but that is not for everyone. Time to share our tips for a longer shelf life!
2 practical tips
Do you manually fill your packaging? You can apply these two practical tips right away (also for home use!):
Fill the food container to just below the rim so that there is as little empty space as possible. If you are filling a container with a tamper evident seal, keep in mind that the bottom of the lid extends below the rim of the container.
Do not close the container completely, but first press the lid loosely on the container. Lift a small part of the lid to create a small opening. Then press the center of the lid with one or two fingers and let excess air flow out of the package (the lid pulls a little vacuum). Now press the lid firmly, so that the packaging is properly closed!
“A low amount of oxygen prevents oxidation and the related discoloration, odor and taste abnormalities.”
Tips to slow down the oxidation process
Not only oxygen, but also other factors influence the auto-oxidation. Think of light, (high) temperatures, traces of metal and enzymes. There are several ways to slow down the process using ingredients, saturated fatty acids, etc. These methods require extensive testing and adjustment of your recipe.
It is easier to regulate light and temperature. Make sure your products are stored in a dark and cool place. Also advise your customers to store the products in this way. This already makes a difference!
Reusable (food) packaging
The Pack-Store packaging is suitable for microwave, freezer and dishwasher. This makes them ideal for reuse! Almost all products come with a tamper evident closure. This closure is intended for professional use, so that customers can see that a package has not been opened before. Once opened, the food container can be closed again so that you can reuse our containers at home many times! In the webshop you will find a complete overview of our 100% recyclable packaging.
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