Resealable packaging has become a reasonably common feature available to shoppers, especially among ready-to-eat meats. As with next-day delivery, we love the convenience. Use what you want, reseal the package and put it in the fridge. But, is that all? Is there more to resealability than cursory convenience?
Advantages of reclosable packaging are freshness protection, reduction in food waste, consumer convenience and product differentiation. It also may enhance sustainability and offer production efficiencies.
Beyond its usual storage function, reclosable packaging is beginning to play a more active role, particularly with the meal and entrée kits being introduced to address the growing demand for semi-homemade foods.