Many consumers think that a completely air-tight package that doesn’t let any air in or out is the best for every food product. Of course, food and packaging experts know that is not the case – some foods need a breathable packaging solution to maintain optimal freshness and shelf-life. Teinnovations can help you figure out the details, the following are just a couple examples.
For Produce :
Fresh produce products (fresh leaf salads like arugula, kale, spinach, and other greens) have live respiring tissues after harvesting. These tissues continue to take in oxygen and emit C02 and water, even after they have been packaged. In order to continue respiration during the shelf life of the produce, it is necessary to design the packaging film so that oxygen can enter the package and CO2 can escape from the package through the film at the rate conducive to the metabolic respiration of the produce. Different products require different types of breathable packaging and there is no one specific great packaging solution for all produce, as different produce products respire differently to maintain post-harvest freshness.
That is where the expertise of Teinnovations is key.
For CBOT (Clostridium Botulinum Control)
For certain products, liken fresh fish it is extremely important to create an environment so that it prohibits the growth of dangerous CBOT pathogen. Seafood products require high oxygen permeability rates. At the same time, they also need to maintain high moisture barrier properties.
While FDA has made several hurdle recommendations for controlling CBOT (https://www.fda.gov/media/80310/download ), its guidance as published in Fish and Fisheries Products Hazard and Control Guidance also has recommended high oxygen permeable film for these kind of products to control to control CBOT before aerobic spoilage. It requires a high oxygen permeable film of 10,000 cc/ m2/24 hr @ STP (ASTM D3985.
Teinnovations offers bags, lidding films, thermoformable film for this application.
Our process starts with truly understanding your product, your application, and where you want to distribute your products. We think through the critical questions to ask so that you don’t have to. We help and guide you through the “what” and the “why” of your packaging selection, what it will look like, and how to get the best shelf life. We can also ensure your film and container combination is the most cost effective, the most efficient, and yields the best level of performance.
With over 30 years of experience in food and food packaging, we at Teinnovations pride ourselves in client education and being your go-to partner for tailor-made packaging solutions. Our continuous research and testing ensure we have the best packaging solutions for your product. We have a nimble company structure and a diverse portfolio of partners granting us access to unique products, flexible delivery timelines, and the best price..
Simply put, our customer intimacy extends us past the realm of being just a product catalog. We know the complexities of high-breathable packaging, what is needed for an effective process, and how to get you there.