Flexible packaging not only provides durability and protection to the stored product, but is also more cost-effective than rigid packaging. It is ideal for baking mixes that must remain fresh and safe even after long periods of storage. Paramount Packaging, suppliers of high-quality packaging solutions, outlines how flexible packaging can be perfect for baking mixes.
Packaging and heat
Flexible packaging film materials such as Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Polycarbonates, and Polyamides provide excellent heat resistance barriers or heat-sealable food contact layers to the final packaging.
Packaging and moisture
Flexible packaging protects the baking mixes stored inside by preventing oxygen and moisture from entering the package. Most packages are produced with laminates that offer greater protection from moisture, dust and other environmental contaminants.
Thus, flexible packaging, such as stand-up pouches, are constructed from multiple layers of barriers, thereby increasing its shelf life substantially.
Storing baked good
Paramount Packaging offers the following tips and tricks to bakeries, restaurants and commercial enterprises for the proper and efficient storage of baked goods for safety and enhanced flavours:
- Train all staff on proper safety guidelines such as wearing protective gear, preventing cross-contamination and maintaining high hygiene standards.
- Staff must be also equipped to handle accidents or unforseen occupational hazards.
- Different toppings or creams on baked goods may have varied safety conditions and maintaining these will ensure safety and flavour retention.
- Maintain proper temperatures for each of the baked goods to avoid the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
Technology in flexible packaging has resulted in several innovations:
Material strength innovations
Innovations in material strength offer benefits such as enhanced puncture resistance, improved equipment handling and increased protection strength. As this packaging requires less material overall, it also has a smaller carbon footprint, making it more sustainable.
The thickness of the films used in flexible packaging has reduced by 50% in the last decade. This results in lower energy production and on-the-go ease for consumers.
Thanks to better application techniques and other innovations such as purposeful packaging and determining enzyme activity in various ingredients, the protection and safety of stored goods has been enhanced greatly.
For more information on quality flexible packaging and its benefits, contact Paramount Packaging today!