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Food Tray Packaging

Food Tray Packaging consists of flat plastic or cardboard trays covered with plastic film or rigid lids that completely enclose food products. The trays come in various sizes and include compartments to separate foods. They provide efficient handling for the processing and transportation of food items like raw and cooked meats, cheeses, baked goods, fresh produce, and ready meals. Food tray packaging allows food to be seen, stacked, stored, and transported securely while preventing contamination.

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Food Tray Packaging in the Age of Food Delivery Services

The emergence of app-based food delivery has created new priorities and opportunities for innovative food tray packaging. 

With extended transit times, sturdier leak-proof containers with secure lid seals are imperative for preventing spills and maintaining food integrity. Multi-compartment trays keep items separate. Microwave-safe materials allow reheating in the trays. Recyclability caters to sustainability-focused diners. Vibrant custom graphics provide branding and identification, building brand awareness between online and offline sites. Scanned QR code integration enables links to digital platforms and loyalty programs. Most importantly, tamper-evident closures and seals reassure customers of safety and hygiene throughout the extended delivery process. 

As food delivery expands, purpose-designed tray packaging helps provide the best customer experience in terms of convenience, quality and enjoyment.

Food Safety and Hygiene with Food Tray Packaging

Food tray packaging plays a pivotal role in maintaining product safety and hygiene throughout storage and transportation. 
Sealable containers prevent contamination and tampering while compartments separate ingredients to avoid cross-contamination. Leak-proof bases retain liquids and prevent spills or messes during transit. Durable FDA-approved materials withstand shipping without cracking or leaking chemicals. Smooth surfaces discourage bacterial adhesion compared to porous materials. Clear packaging demonstrates product visibility and cleanliness. Tamper-evident seals reassure customers of safety. 

Proper food tray packaging is essential for mitigating food safety hazards by creating protective barriers, retaining sanitary conditions and providing visible quality assurance from production to consumption. With public health consciousness rising, packaging addresses concerns through purposeful manufacture, material selection and designed functionality.

For expert advice on maintaining food safety and hygiene standards in food tray packaging, connect with the experienced packaging team at The Legacy Printing.

DIMENSIONS All Custom Sizes & Shapes
PAPER STOCK 10pt to 28pt (60lb to 400lb) Eco-Friendly Kraft, E-flute Corrugated, Bux Board, Cardstock
QUANTITIES 100 – 500,000
COATING Gloss, Matte, Spot UV
DEFAULT PROCESS Die Cutting, Gluing, Scoring, Perforation
OPTIONS Custom Window Cut Out, Gold/Silver Foiling, Embossing, Raised Ink, PVC Sheet.
PROOF Flat View, 3D Mock-up, Free Sample Kit (On request)
TURN AROUND TIME 8-10 Business Days , Rush

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Frequently Asked Questions

Food Tray Packaging comes in many different materials to meet a range of needs. Plastic provides durability for protecting foods and allows visibility of contents. Paperboard gives a recyclable and disposable option suitable for one-time use. Aluminium works well for frozen meals due to its effective insulation. For eco-consciousness, renewable materials like sugarcane fibre or plant-based compostable plastics offer alternatives.

Frozen Food Tray Packaging consists of containers made to safely store frozen foods and maintain their optimal frozen state. This packaging is made to prevent freezer burn, keep food fresh for longer periods, and protect food through shipping and handling. Frozen food trays provide insulation to retain cold temperatures, preventing thawing. Their durable material withstands freezing and condensation. This specialised packaging prolongs shelf life and preserves the quality of frozen foods.

Cardboard Food Tray Packaging offers effective insulation that makes it a flexible material suitable for food trays carrying either hot or cold items. The cardboard construction helps retain heat to keep hot foods at ideal serving temperatures. For cold foods, it prevents condensation build-up and helps maintain chilled conditions to avoid spoilage. Cardboard food trays deliver versatility, allowing restaurants and food providers to use one tray type for both hot and cold menu items.

With Custom Food Tray Packaging, companies can showcase their identity by incorporating their logo and matching brand colours and designs. This uniqueness helps the business stand out, making a lasting impression on customers. The specially designed trays also enhance the food presentation, leaving a positive impact on customers and increasing brand image.

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