COVID-19 Impact on Food Packaging in Food and Beverage Industry | DBMR
Posted by swarajya on May 26th, 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.
However, with the increased demand for the healthy essential products, the manufacturers are taking new initiatives for products availability.
Tyson aims to be a strong partner and responsible member of the communities we serve and in which our team members live and work. We’re supporting our plant communities – and the team members who live there – with million in food and community grants.
We put in place a host of protective steps at all of our plants that meet or exceed CDC and OSHA guidance for preventing COVID-19 including:
“The number of virus particles coming out a person’s mouth or nose is far greater than a few virus particles remaining on frozen foods, somebody touching it and then spreading it,”
People should not be afraid of food, or food packaging along with processing and delivery of food. There is no evidence of Coronavirus transmission has been found through the food chain and people should have the fear of getting infected rather they should feel comfortable.
As COVID-19 reduces access to food and other essential goods for communities around the world, PepsiCo has invested more than million globally and catalyzed an additional USD 59 million in funding from others to bring food and other vital resources to the most affected communities. As part of this effort, the company is providing funding for protective gear for healthcare workers, testing and screening services, and is in the process of distributing more than 100 million nutritious meals to at-risk populations.
Globally, PepsiCo has committed USD 7 million to the UN Foundation as part of the “One World: Together At Home” campaign. Of these funds, USD 2 million is going to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and a total of USD 5 million is being distributed to the following charitable organizations responding to COVID-19: Egyptian Foodbank, the Netherlands Foodbank, the Belgium Foodbank, the Belgium Red Cross, the Netherlands Foodbank, and the Netherlands Red Cross
Our approach to COVID-19 has been, and will continue to be, putting the safety and wellbeing of our Associates first, doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus.
“It’s highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food or food packaging,” due to the fact that Coronavirus require a living host to multiply. Outside a body, they gradually become weaker and lose the ability to actively infect. In a June memo, the CDC similarly claimed that the risk of infection from food products or bags is “thought to be very low.”
The COVID-19 crisis demands we work together, find the calm where we can and most importantly, take care of each other. Our approach is, and continues to be, to put the safety and wellbeing of our Mars Associates first, do our part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and care for our communities. This includes our initial USD 20 million commitment of cash and in-kind donations to support the people, pets and communities most affected by COVID-19. The support package includes:
As the effects of COVID-19 are felt around the world, food packaging manufacturers have been impacted by raised consumption packaged food in better manner. However, regulatory norms around social distancing across multiple nations, reduced social gatherings and certain cases regarding frozen food packaging were estimated to impact the demand for these packages products at retail store to a high extent.
However, food packaging have been seeing a stable sale in their products through non store based retailing and hence foresee stability in demand during the coming months of this fiscal year.
Though, there has been a stable growth in demand for packaging, the purchasing behavior among consumers have greatly disrupted the distribution channels for these products. Also, owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an increasing awareness among consumers, on handling of food packaging.
Thus, the impact of pandemic has been neutral for the food packaging market and hence, a stable growth can be observed during upcoming years, with many opportunities of new products development for the manufacturers.
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