What Type of Packaging Is Used for Pasta?

What type of packaging is used for pasta? In fact, it depends on the type of pasta. Different types of pasta come in different shape and sizes and so are packaged differently.

For example:

  • For long cut pasta, because of its longer size, it is usually pillow-type bag packaging, and some are boxed. This type of packaging is usually done by dedicated pasta packaging machines.
  • For macaroni, there are many types of packaging, including back-sealed bags, stand-up bags and other packaging types. Often measured by weight.
what type of packaging is used for pasta

Pasta packaging requirements:

Because pasta belongs to the food category, its production and packaging requirements are very strict.

  1. It can play a good protective role to prevent the damage of biological, chemical and physical external factors during the circulation process of the pasta from the factory to the consumers. There is also a function to maintain the stable quality of the pasta itself.
  2. The product or company-related information and specifications should be indicated on the packaging, such as product name, specification and quantity, processing manufacturer, production date, QS number, and quarantine marks for export, as required by the quality supervision department.
  3. Barrier properties are one of the important properties of pasta packaging. When many foods are stored, the flavor and quality of the food change due to the poor barrier design of the packaging, which ultimately affects the quality of the food. Barrier requirements are determined by the characteristics of the food itself, which are characterized by external blocking, internal blocking or selective blocking. The substances that are blocked are air, water, grease, light, microorganisms and so on.
  4. During the process of packaging and storage, pasta will gradually lose nutrients. Therefore, the design of food packaging and packaging should be conducive to the preservation of nutrients, and it is more ideal to lock nutrients through packaging.
  5. There are still many requirements for pasta packaging, such as heat resistance requirements, light protection requirements, and anti-shattering requirements.
  6. The external requirement of packaging design is to use packaging to reflect the characteristics, performance and image of food, and it is the form and means of external visualization and expression of food.

The safety of pasta packaging includes hygiene safety, handling safety and use safety. Hygiene and safety means that the packaging materials should not contain substances that are harmful to the human body; in terms of packaging design technology, the nutrient composition, color and taste of the processed food should be kept as unchanged as possible. Handling safety means that the packaging design can ensure the safety during transportation, loading and unloading, and it should also include the safety of consumers picking up and carrying after purchase.

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