Have you ever taken a bite of packaged food, noticed it tasted stale, checked the expiration date on the package, and found the date hadn’t passed yet? If so, you could be the victim of bad food. But you could also be the pawn of bad food packaging, the kind that — once you open it — can’t be resealed in a way that effectively preserves freshness.
A Unique Form of Food Waste
In America, most people have such easy access to food that they toss morsels unpleasing to their palate due to a little staleness. There usually isn’t a biohazard involved (you can eat the food and function just fine), but we tend to choose food based on taste and not necessity.
Food that we trash due to staleness counts toward food waste. According to the USDA, “The amount of food we each waste in the U.S. per year would feed us for about one and a half to two months.”
There’s no word on how much of the gastronomic jetsam comes from food that tastes a bit over the hill. However, we know of a simple way to help prevent food waste due to staleness: package it in resealable containers that are ergonomically designed, such as containers that have reseal packaging labels.
What Are Reseal Packaging Labels?
Reseal packaging labels usually look and function like this: One end of the label is permanently attached to the package, and the length of the label can be pulled back until it reaches the attachment point. The label is resealable thanks to temporary adhesive that’s designed to maintain its tack — yet remain easily peelable — through multiple reseals.
Reseal packaging labels help consumers save money by extending the shelf life of food after the package is opened. But the packaging also benefits food producers and vendors.
Reseal packaging labels can create a winning situation for all involved: food producers, vendors, consumers. But the quality of the label has everything to do with results.
Need Reseal Packaging Labels?
Whether you’re a producer or packager whose reseal labels don’t perform optimally, or you’re considering implementing the labels for the first time, Flexo-Graphics can help. We combine extensive experience with tangible packaging elements (adhesive, labels, flexibility, etc.) with an emphasis on print technology that creates brand appeal and matches the application (refrigeration, store shelf, bulk supply, and more).
To learn more about your food and beverage label options through us, give us a call today at (262) 790-2740, or send us an email from our contact form. We look forward to helping you keep the next bite of packaged food tasting fresh.