Category - Food Packaging Science

Nowadays packaging is an essential part to storing our food for as long as possible, without it going to waste. But not every pack is the same and different types of foods have very different needs!

Here you can find all articles discussing the science of packaging our food and why and how we do it!

Food label basics

The basics of food labels

Labels on food generally have two very important functions: 1) make the product look appealing and make people want to buy it and 2) tell the (legal) details of your food. You both want to make sure people know what...

spinach quiche ready for covering with cheese mix

The science of packaging grated cheese

It’s probably an even¬†more familiar phenomenon than mouldy bread: mouldy cheese. And not just the cheeses that are meant to be mouldy, but mould growth on cheese that are not supposed to be covered in them. Dutch...

The secrets of orange juice packaging

While drinking a glass of freshly made orange juice a little while ago I noticed orange juice is a great vehicle for explaining all sorts of science related phenomenon. This last post in its series is all about orange...