Lesson 14: Packaging, labeling and Costing of Food Products
Properties of a Package
The distribution chain of packaged foods is often very long and the conditions through which they must travel are indeed difficult. The pertinent properties of a package and the environmental factors to be guarded against are given in the Table .
Package properties and associated environmental factors:
Pressure of O2, water vapour etc.
Thermal conductivity, reflectivity
The protection offered by a package is determined by the nature of packaging material and by the type of package construction. The requirements and functions of containers are shown in