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The Study Of The Influence Of The Cardboard Package On The Quality Of The Food Product. Case Study – Pizza Packed In Cardboard Box

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  • Angela ALBU

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    (University “Stefan cel Mare”, Suceava, Romania)

  • Amelia BUCULEI

    ()
    (University “Stefan cel Mare”, Suceava, Romania)

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    Abstract

    Food packaging is not considered any more just a necessary accessory to protect and transport the goods, it currently plays a complex role – technological, for protection, and for marketing. Because the packaging comes into direct contact with the product, it requires a number of restrictions and safeguards on the material used to make packaging, in order not affect the quality and safety of packaged food. However, migration of packaging constituents into food could not be stopped entirely. Developments in food packaging materials have significantly improved their stability, but nevertheless, we can affirm that it doesn’t exist an ideal material for packaging, which shows only benefits. In this paper we studied the influence of the cardboard box on a very popular product - pizza which is very often delivered in this type of packaging. The results show that there is the phenomenon of migration from the cardboard to the product and package significantly affect the quality characteristics of the food. One can say that there is an interaction between packaging and product, which results in lower quality and the emergence of risks associated with consumption of pizzas packed in cardboard boxes. Analyses were performed on unpackaged items at a time of packing and two hours after package. We noted that the properties of the product which is longer in contact with the cardboard are not the same as when placing into the package. All food properties change due to inward migration of components to product packaging material.

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    Article provided by "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Public Administration in its journal The Annals of the "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava. Fascicle of The Faculty of Economics and Public Administration.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1(13) (June)
    Pages: 40-48

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    Handle: RePEc:scm:ausvfe:v:11:y:2011:i:1(13):p:40-48

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    Keywords: food quality; food safety; cardboard package; migration process;

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