James Giese

Food packaging tests are designed to simulate, in a laboratory environment, the conditions and forces that exist in the real world. Foods, ranging from crumbling cookies to fresh seafood, may be the most difficult of all items to package. Besides dealing with factors such as fragility and freshness, food packages must ensure safety, project the brand image, and meet federal labeling requirements.

Package engineer performs a test at UPS’s Package Lab in Addison, Ill.Several considerations should be addressed when choosing the correct package for the product, the pro…

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