COVID-19 Impact on Food Packaging in Food and Beverage Industry | DBMR
Posted by Prakash on April 23rd, 2021
COVID-19 Impact on Food Packaging in Food and Beverage Industry
The pandemic have impacted the food packaging industry globally. Food packaging offers protection to food products by maintaining all essential properties of food with their physical and biological appearance.
Though, there is no evidence associated with transmission of infection through packaging as of now but precautions regarding handling food products with their packages have been raised. Further, World Health Organization (WHO) and local health authorities have provided guidelines for handling the food packages such as:
Lockdown have been drastically impacted in all over world including North America and Europe. However, this lockdown have been created opportunity to the packaged food sector due to their demand because of taste, high storage shelf life and attractive availability.
However, there is raising concern regarding transmission of infection through food packaging which impacting on the demand for packaging which is eventually impacting on packaging manufacturing in negative manner.
Further, there is increasing evidence regarding transmission of infection through food packaging. Imported or exported frozen food tested positive in several countries.
Though, there is risk and several cases were found, but there is less risk associated with trasmisation of infection through packaging. For instance, according to T. Jacob John, a retired virologist at Christian Medical College, there is less risk associated with spreading of virus through packaging of frozen food.
Further, people are more aware regarding the handling of food packaging. Hence, they are taking precautionary steps regarding handling of frozen food and other packaged food products. Due to the extended lockdown consumers have more dependent on the processed food including. Consumers preferably turns to packaged food for their comfort, before COVID-19 have fueled number of food and service sector. Hence, it is still providing better opportunity for packaging manufacturers to grow with substantial rate.
In addition, many of health authorities and other governmental association have taken initiatives providing guidelines and other principal for handling of food packages.
Hence, owing to this initiatives food packaging market is still in considerable growth
Outbreak of Coronavirus has affected every sector in the food industry including food packaging market. The industry has affected as the supply and demand are badly disrupted.
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