The foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals produced each day across our country must be packaged using specific techniques that minimize the risks of tampering and manipulation. In fact, the FDA has outlined very specific standards that must be met before any product is cleared to reach store shelves.
One such requirement is for all bottled products to contain a tamper-evident mark. This type of system doesn’t just enhance the appearance of each product; it also strengthens durability and reliability during storage and transport. Innovative tamper-evident technologies make it possible for manufacturers to implement useful tamper-evident marks.
All About Tamper Evident Systems
A tamper evident system is the technology that creates specific packaging techniques to reveal whether or not a product has been tampered with before purchase. Making products tamper-evident is of the utmost importance to consumer safety. It helps shoppers determine whether or not a product has been previously used or tainted.
The serious need for tamper-evident tools became apparent years ago when manufacturers were extorted by people claiming to have added poisons to baby food cans sitting on store shelves. Millions of cans of baby food had to be destroyed to guarantee that no babies were hurt. Now, since all products – including baby food cans! – are required to show signs of tampering, it is simple for store managers and customers to identify whether an item is safe for purchase.
The Best Tamper-Evident Techniques For Your Products
There are a few different tools your manufacturing company can use to ensure the quality and safety of your products.
Induction sealers are very popular because they are simple and efficient. This technology heats foil or laminate liners of bottle caps. As a result, plastic bottles become sealed, and it is obvious once the seal is broken. In addition to delivering the necessary final product, this type of induction system is also more affordable and saves valuable floor space.
Another option is to use a tamper evident banding system. This uses shrink sleeve applicators or heat tunnels to create a tamper-evident band around the top of a container. It can also be used to form a full or partial shrink sleeve with graphics used as a label.