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Safely pack food for takeout and delivery using the correct ways

If you offer takeout or delivery, keeping your food fresh, delicious, and safe to eat is the priority.

As such, proper food packaging is important to ensure that the food stays fresh and safe during transport and when it reaches the customers.


Ways to Safely Pack Your Food

Whether you own a stall, restaurant, or fast-food chain, how you pack your food greatly influences your food quality.

Your packaging must be practical to keep the freshness and tastiness of your food. Aside from the practicality, your food packaging must also adhere to health and safety rules imposed by Malaysian laws.

Opt for durability

When it comes to takeout or delivery containers, look for the most sturdy.

Sturdy containers help prevent your food from being tossed around during transport so that it still looks presentable afterward.

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Use suitable materials

Takeout containers are available in different materials but you want to look for the one that suits your needs. Some materials might be better than others depending on the type of food.

Here are some of the most common materials used for packaging:

  • Foam
  • Foil
  • Paper
  • Plastic

For safety, make sure all the materials are food grade.

Get proper size packaging

Your packaging should just be the right size for your food. You want to avoid packaging that is too big as you do not want your food sliding around during transport.

Similarly, smaller packaging can cause your food to spill, which is not just unappealing and unappetizing but may also contaminate the food.

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Convenient and safely secured

User-friendly packaging is the best packaging. Your food containers should be convenient and easy for everyone.

On the other hand, avoid using dangerous material or objects to secure your packaging.

You are encouraged to get creative with your food packaging but avoid doing it at the expense of your customers’ safety.

As per Regulation 36 of the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009, food handlers must ensure that the food packaging is free from any contamination, including materials such as nails that could harm customers or consumers.

Besides, there are other methods to safely pack food such as heat sealing and food-grade rubber bands.


Effective and Safe Food Packaging

Are you looking for a solution to safely pack your food for takeout or delivery? Or is your current food packaging is too boring and plain? Foodipedia can help you!

Whether you are a homemade business, restaurant, or manufacturer, we have the perfect packaging solution for you.

From labelling and packaging to digital marketing, we do it all for you. Ready to elevate your business? Contact us for more information.

Suggested read: How to Package Food for Commercial Sale

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