If you’re in the food business and looking to deliver fresh or packaged food directly to your customers, at the very least, you will be looking for a strong and reliable solution that will cushion your food items, protect them from damage, dirt or sunlight and be resistant to moisture.
Of course, corrugated can do all of this, but above all, you will need packaging that is hygienic! Did you know that each time a new corrugated box is manufactured, the process involves high temperatures that reach at least 100°C? Temperature testing shows that the corrugated board itself will reach these temperatures at least 3 times during the manufacturing process and this will eliminate all microbes and bacteria from the corrugated board.
Research led by the University of Bologna has also proven that fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs and meat products, delivered in corrugated trays, are kept fresher and safer than food delivered in reusable plastic trays. The washing of plastic trays between uses does not guarantee all the bacteria and microbes will be removed. Also, there is a build up over time of these pathogens on the plastic, repeat use trays. Corrugated packaging is used once and then recycled so no residues remain.
Now you know why corrugated is the perfect partner is to deliver your food products safely and hygienically.