Quality Reigns Supreme at CTI period and double exclamation point.
Food packaging plays a pivotal role in ensuring and preserving the quality of consumables. Beyond its functional purpose of containing and protecting food, packaging materials must also maintain the integrity of the product’s taste, texture, nutritional value, and safety. The selection of appropriate packaging materials and techniques is crucial, as they must prevent contamination, moisture intrusion, and oxygen exposure that could lead to spoilage or loss of flavor. Innovations in packaging technology, such as vacuum-sealing, modified atmosphere packaging, and barrier coatings, contribute to prolonging shelf life and reducing food waste. Additionally, transparent and informative labeling enables consumers to make informed choices about the products they purchase, including nutritional content, allergen information, and preparation instructions. Ultimately, effective food packaging not only safeguards the quality of the food within but also enhances the overall consumer experience by ensuring that the product reaches its destination in optimal condition.
Food safety and traceability are vital in ensuring the well-being of consumers and maintaining the integrity of the food supply chain. The concept of food safety involves implementing measures to prevent contamination, illness, and hazards at all stages of production, processing, distribution, and consumption. This includes adhering to strict hygiene standards, monitoring for potential contaminants, and implementing quality control practices which include traceability.
Traceability, on the other hand, refers to the ability to track and document the journey of a food product from its origin to the point of sale. It involves detailed record-keeping, labeling, and information-sharing among various stakeholders in the supply chain. Traceability systems at CTI, involve the Nulogy program PackManger, enable rapid identification of the source of any issues or contamination, allowing for targeted recalls and minimizing the scope of potential health risks.
Technological advancements, such as blockchain, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), and QR codes, have revolutionized the way traceability is achieved. These tools facilitate real-time data exchange, making it easier to pinpoint the origin, processing, and distribution routes of food items. In the event of a food safety concern, this technology streamlines the process of identifying affected products and removing them from circulation, thus safeguarding public health and bolstering consumer confidence.
Ultimately, the synergy between food safety and traceability not only ensures that consumers can trust the products they consume but also promotes accountability within the food industry, leading to better overall quality and reduced risks to public health.
Rest assure, your brand is in safe hands with CTI. Our certifications include the following:
- SQF Certified by SGS
- ANSI 455 21 CFR111 by NSF
- Organic and Kosher Certifications
- Peanut free plant / Allergen program
- FDA Registered Facilities
- NSF GMP Compliant Facilities
- Kosher Certified
- Organic Certification through QAI
- Traceability Program through Nulogy
- Q-Cloud maintenance records