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It is important that the food is properly packaged, it is essential for its preservation. Reducing physical and chemical deterioration, keeping them contained and providing information about the characteristics to consumers are some of the conditions that food packaging must present.

A food container can be made of different materials, be it cardboard, glass, plastic, etc. The idea is to protect food from environmental contamination by microorganisms, insects ... and ensure that food preserves its texture, shape, smell, taste, etc.

The packaging must also be adequate in its composition, since it can alter the properties of certain foods, for example, an opaque container such as cardboard, preserves dairy products by preventing them from losing riboflavin, a vitamin that is photosensitive and removes by exposing the product to light. The technology in the packaging is very important, since the more innovative development, better food guarantees and longer shelf life. We all know certain packaging techniques, such as vacuum packaging or modified atmosphere packaging, where the composition of the air in contact with the food is changed by replacing it with one or more specific gases, etc.

Technology evolves and food packaging is becoming more effective, and we may wonder how long it will be possible to maintain a product with all its characteristics and properties, the truth is that scientific advance, new technologies and the greater knowledge of the composition of food will allow in the future to preserve any type of food for years.

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