Proper food storage is a fundamental aspect for every company in the restaurant and food supply chain sector. It impacts crucial areas of the business, enabling compliance with high-quality service standards and generating economic benefits from well-planned purchases. Vacuum packing stands out as the technique that allows the most flexible and secure management of food stocks, preserving them for extended periods.
Three main areas benefit from correct vacuum food storage: operational aspects related to food management, qualitative aspects involving the service offered, and ethical aspects concerning the reduction of food waste through conscious and careful use of resources.
Vacuum storage enhances stock management to maintain high-quality standards, delivers economic advantages in various aspects of the business, and minimizes food waste.
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Effective food management is an essential procedure in the foodservice industry, beginning with the optimization of food supply and preservation processes.
Vacuum storage is a key technique for achieving results in this area, as it prolongs freshness and requires less handling. This method allows for strategic portioning of stocks, ensuring that the entire packaged item’s shelf life is not compromised when consuming a part of it, unlike traditional tray storage.
Vacuum packing, with its extended shelf life and strategic portioning, provides significant economic advantages through:
- More advantageous purchasing methods
- More efficient and streamlined service management
Organoleptic quality and safety of the food served to customers
Removing oxygen, along with 99% of the air in the bag, leads to:
- Halting oxidation processes
- Slowing down bacterial proliferation almost completely
- Preventing the growth of aerobic molds
These processes are primarily responsible for altered flavors, colors, and textures in food. With traditional preservation techniques, they occur rapidly.
Vacuum packaging ensures perfect compliance with hygiene regulations regarding food stock management. It facilitates practical and safe handling of foodstuffs, keeps them perfectly separated, and minimizes the risk of cross-contamination.
Circular Economy and Environmental Respect
In the past decade, the plastic issue has taken center stage globally.
Though vacuum storage often relies on plastic, the technique shouldn’t be dismissed without considering its numerous advantages, primarily the significant reduction of food waste, which impacts the entire food chain from production to distribution.
Food waste is a major source of pollution, squandering resources and exacerbating the environmental impact of food disposal. Adopting a Circular Economy, based on virtuous behavior, is the only sustainable approach to limit consumption’s environmental impact. This system demands maximizing material recycling and minimizing waste as much as possible. In the food industry, where food degradation inevitably generates waste, proper storage is indispensable for achieving this goal. Concurrently, thanks to advancements in material technologies, 100% recyclable bags are now available for vacuum-packing and cooking food.
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