Unnecessary food waste and plastic packaging polluting the world’s oceans has become somewhat of a talking point in 2018. Here at Smylies we concern ourselves with making improvements and offering services that are environmentally friendly, which is why we are proud to say we are certified carbon neutral.
Temperature Controlled Food Storage
Temperature controlled storage is said to have had a great impact on reducing waste according to British food magazine, The Grocer. Any orders that are placed through Smylies are always delivered in temperature-controlled vehicles to ensure that your products, from frozen pizza to dairy-free yoghurt, arrive in the best possible condition. Keeping produce in a controlled environment also optimises shelf life, meaning that your customers can enjoy a product well before its ‘best before’ date.
New Technology for Expiry Labels
One of the top brands that Smylies works with, Arla, is at the forefront of innovative packaging whereby food containers deteriorate at the same rate as the food. This technology is run by Mimica, who have created a product that forms bumps that indicate a product is no longer safe to eat.
Whilst ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates are still enforced, sometimes there can be a buffer period where produce is still safe to eat after packaging labels say it has expired. Arla are trialling the new packaging which offers a more accurate indication as to when food has gone off and thereby reducing waste.
Labelling Services with Smylies
No matter what the current law in your country is surrounding packaging and labelling, Smylies offer a bespoke labelling service that ensures the products you are importing through us are compliant with your country’s legislation. See how Smylies can help you with translation, best before dates and product labelling.
Get in touch with our team today
If you are an overseas retailer or are interested in the great range of products Smylies have available for export, then get in touch with us today.
For more information on how Smylies can help you with reducing food waste, or if you have any questions regarding our services then do not hesitate to call us on +44 (0) 151 653 3335 or contact us online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.