The evidence from right across the range of products being presented by the packaging industry at IFFA, in Frankfurt am Main from 4 to 9 May 2013, makes clear that the trends in packaging are very much in line with the major demands of the meat industry in general. All in all, the sector is seeking to make its contribution to bringing products onto the market which are safer and have a longer shelf life.
With new ideas relating to hygienic production methods, processing and packaging, with products from the packaging machine manufacturers designed for energy-efficient processing and with further developments from the manufacturers of packaging materials in terms of barrier packaging, the products showcased by the exhibitors reflect the major challenges facing the entire meat industry.
With the increasing density of population in urban centres, the trend is towards supplying more and more people with packaged food, and this trend is set to continue. That demands even more sophisticated logistics, coupled with packet sizes of meat and sausages that meet the consumers' requirements. For, at the same time, we are supposed to be preventing food from going bad, and indeed of being wasted as a result, as well as supplying high-quality, safe products to more people. Whilst public debate rages about the long-known, but for all that, often little-known "best-before date", the food industry is working intensively with its partners in the packaging industry to produce effective processing and packaging solutions.
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Source: fleischwirtschaft.com / Messe Frankfurt