Why e-commerce boost’s Tamper-Evident Packaging salesEve Harvey
The rise of e-commerce during Covid-19 is one of the main reasons why Tamper-Evident Packaging sales have increased. Today, you can get just about anything delivered, including fresh foods and medicines, and many of these products are ordered online.
Over the past few years meal kits, prepared foods, and traditional delivery foods are all arriving at our doorsteps each day. As a result, people want to know that these products are fresh and safe.
What does tamper-evident mean?
A tamper-evident package, according to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administraton (21 CFR § 211.132) is as follows;
“ is one having one or more indicators or barriers to entry which, if breached or missing, can reasonably be expected to provide visible evidence to consumers that tampering has occurred. ”
In addition, the indicator or barrier must be “distinctive by design,” which means the tamper-evident feature is designed from material not readily available to the public. Therefore, it can’t be easily duplicated. The labeling must also include a description of the safety feature. For blister packaging, each tablet or capsule is individually sealed, so any form of tampering is immediately visible. The product label needs to include a statement similar to the following: “Do not use if blister is cut or broken.”
What types of Tamper-Evident Packaging are available?
Today there are a number of options in tamper-evident packaging:
- Tamper-evident shrink bands, such as those used around ice cream lids
- Shrink seals around the tops of food in jars
- Button-top jar lids that pop when opened for the first time
- Tamper-evident tapes for boxes, envelopes and bags
- Shrink film
- Blister package foil seals
- Track and trace labels
Finding the tamper-evident solution that is the perfect balance of safety and convenience isn’t always easy, but it can pay off over the long term in terms of customer loyalty and goodwill.
We have given a broad outline of the tamper-evident packaging and its scope. If you are looking for passive security devices which comply with specific regulations, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you find what you are looking for.