As manufacturers and packers of food products, how do you ensure that food safety of your products once they leave your factory?
Tamper-evidence is perhaps most visible in the process of product packaging and labelling, as it assures the consumer that the product has not been tampered with, prior to opening/use.
Methods of tamper evidence vary from:
- Pressure sensitive or heat induction liners on the rim of the container under the closer. Once removed, it will indicate that the content could possibly have been tampered with, as the liner is not re-sealable.
- Shrink sleeves that cover the closure to the shoulder of the jar or possibly a full seal which can double up as a branding label.
- Closures/spice grinders such as the ones in the pictures below that have a thread which locks on to the jar which makes it non-removable. It also has a ring-pull tamper seal that needs to be torn off to enable the contents of the jar to be used.
Traceability, while not visible, is vital not only to the consumer but to the supplier or store owner. Everyone in the food packaging industry is very aware of the problems that can arise from a lack of accurate and comprehensive traceability due to the effectiveness and speed of information shared in the case of a possible recall.
Did you know?
In our manufacturing process, each grinder is run through a camera inspection line to ensure conformance and, once passed, is printed with a code (as per the example below) to ensure traceability right back to the source of the raw material?