Nut Packaging and Detection Equipment Escorts Food Safety for Nuts
Recently, China’s snack foods brand Three Squirrels issued a semi-annual report. The data shows that in the first half of 2019, the company achieved operating income of 4.511 billion yuan, an increase of 39.58% over the same period of last year. Among them, the revenue of nuts category reached 2.195 billion yuan, an increase of 9.59%.
With the improvement of the living standards of our residents and the pursuit of healthy living, nuts have become popular snacks for consumers. Driven by the consumer market, China’s nut industry has also exposed some food safety issues.
According to the survey, 61% of consumers in China recognize the high nutritional value of nuts. This conclusion is also reflected in the market size of the nut industry. According to statistics from the China National Food Industry Association, the annual output value of China’s nut roasted seeds and nuts industry reached 121.4 billion yuan in 2017. During the 2008-2017 period, the compound annual growth rate of the nut market reached 16%.
In the rapid growth of the nut market, some food safety issues have also been exposed. According to the relevant sampling data from January to October of 2017 by the State Food and Drug Administration of China. The common food products such as almonds, melon seeds, peanuts, and strange beans on the market have different food safety issues, involving excessive standards. Health indicators include sulfur dioxide, mold, cyclamate, acid value, colonic colonies, talc, aflatoxin, lead and the like.
It is worth noting that some of the leading companies of China in the nut market have also experienced the above food safety problems. And the overall quality of the industry is worrying. Therefore, for the nut industry, it is imperative to rectify the production process and ensure the quality and safety of products.
According to industry insiders, the Chinese nuts industry is different from other industries. Most of the raw materials used depend on imports. For example, in recent years, the import of macadamia nuts has increased from 8442.8 tons to 20,100 tons; an increase of 138.20%. The import of macadamia nuts has increased by 1261%. Under such huge import volume, nut packaging manufacturers should use professional nut packaging and detection equipment; to control nuts safety on the packaging process.
The high-precision multi-head weigher will be the first choice for nut packaging. The nuts packaging production line automatically completes the entire process. Such as: feeding, metering, filling and sealing, printing date, inflation (exhaust), and finished product output. High measurement accuracy, high efficiency, and raw materials not break. Help production companies improve product quality and increase production efficiency.
In addition, in addition to selecting a high-quality multi-head weigher, the metal detector can not be ignored. Nuts packaging companies should conduct safe detection of the finished packaging of the packaged nuts to prevent problematic products from entering the market.
Overall, China’s nut market is growing rapidly. However, compared with foreign countries, the per capita consumption of Chinese nuts is still low. According to calculations, China’s per capita nut consumption is only 3.2% of the United States. The nuts consumer market has great development prospects. In this regard, China’s nut manufacturers also need to use high-quality nut packaging and detection equipment to improve product quality, to meet consumer demand.