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Packaging: Peace of mind with tamper-evident technology By Ryan Atkinson hen tamper-evident packaging first came into the spotlight, it was in response to the Tylenol crisis of 1982. Seven people died as a result of drug tampering in the Chicago area, understandably leading to induction sealing and other means to help provide evidence of tampering. W Jars of baby food were also among the first high-profile cases of tamperevident design. After claims were made that poisons had been added to baby foods on the shelves of supermarkets, the safety button was developed. Many other forms of tamper-evident packaging have been developed and put to use since, but the technology is perhaps just catching on with commissaries and instore foodservice. SOURCE: INLINE PLASTICS 12 * APRIL 2016 * commissary INSIDER "Tamper-evident containers are seeing more use in commissaries before shipment to retail stores," says Jack Tilley, market research manager for Inline Plastics Corporation. The major benefit to using the technology in a commissary setting is quite obvious - safety and peace of mind for the end consumer. "The big benefit is food safety," says Jeff Rebh, president and CEO of Innoseal. "Tamper-evident packaging is an added layer of protection valued by manufacturers for the benefit of the consumer. Our customers tell us they would prefer to take the extra step to prevent tampering exposure." And while all kinds of food products are utilizing the technology, Tilley says there has been ramped-up interest in SOURCE: INNOSEAL the realm of fresh and prepared foods. "With all the recent publicity in the news regarding food safety concerns, our customers are placing emphasis on limiting any possibility of contamination from tampering before sale to the final consumer," he says. "While all foods fall under these concerns, tamper-evident packaging for fresh perishable foods is of keen interest." That means tamper-evident technology and packaging for grab-and-go foods are important. Inline has developed its SquareWare line of tamper-evident, square clamshell containers to reach that segment. The line includes the company's patented Safe-T-Fresh design that provides evidence of tampering while also making the container leak-resistant. Also included is the SafeT-Gard tear strip. "The packaging is now entrenched with retailers, and the food processors who supply them, as an important and necessary component of their packaging," Tilley says. "As customer acceptance rises for tamper-evident packaging, retailers are anxious for the packaging to

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of instore - April 2016

instore - April 2016
Editor's Note - SNACKING: Have a second?
Table of Contents
News - On our radar
Spotlight - By the Numbers: Donuts
Cover story - Snacking evolved
Commissary Insider - Insight Insider: Good to go fresh aims to please
Food Safety - Pathogen Detection
Equipment Weighing the options
Product Category Spotlight: Ethnic, easy and healthy
Packaging: Peace of mind with tamper-evident technology
Operations and Logistics: Traceability in the supply chain
Product Knowledge - Need to Know: Specialty cheese
Merchandising - On Display: Independence Day
Speciality Insights - Consider Gluten-free Bakery
Equipment & Packaging - Latest Innovation: Rapid-cook ovens
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Ad Index

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