Appropriate Food Packaging
Materials and methods for small businesses
Food manufacturers operating on a small to medium scale face direct competition from the large-scale food sector whose economies of scale, better presentation and powerful marketing can endanger the future of smaller businesses. High quality packaging not only helps to keep products in good condition it lies at the very heart of food presentation and customer appeal. It is thus an area of vital importance for any small to medium scale food manufacturers competing in today's marketplace. Appropriate Food Packaging is a compendium of packaging materials and cost-effective methods that can be applied at a small to medium scale in developing countries. This book helps manufacturers to face the challenges that improving their packaging systems present, including assessing whether increased sales will justify the investment costs, and the very real difficulties faced in many developing countries of sourcing suitable packaging materials. The economic, operational and human resource implications of changes in packaging methods are considered, as too are the potentially negative environmental effects of modern food packaging.
|Food and packaging|
|Types of food and prevention of deterioration|
|Filling and labelling|
|Production, re-use and re-cycling of packaging|
|Implications of introducing packaging|
|Benefits and costs of food packaging|
Dr Peter Fellows is a food technologist with over 20 years experience in small-scale food processing in Africa and Asia. He has been Senior Technical Manager with ITDG and Senior Lecturer at Oxford Polytechnic.
Barrie Axtell worked in the UK food industry for over 10 years, in 1981, he joined ITDG to start its agroprocessing programme and then became a private consultant providing technical consultancy inputs to agencies such as FAO, ILO, UNIFEM and ITDG.
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