Overview of the hottest American food packaging an

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Overview of American food packaging and processing industry

Introduction to the packaging industry

the American packaging industry started in the early 20th century and has developed rapidly since World War II, gradually establishing and forming a complete and independent industrial system including packaging materials, packaging technology and packaging machinery. Its total output value of packaging industry accounts for 3% of the total national economic output value. The largest use industry of its packaging machinery is the food industry, followed by the beverage industry, household cleaning products and cosmetics industry, pharmaceutical products and tobacco industry

from the current situation, the global demand for packaging machinery is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.3%, reaching US $29billion by 2005. The United States has the largest packaging equipment manufacturer, followed by Japan. Other major manufacturers include Germany, Italy and China. However, by 2005, the fastest growth of packaging equipment production was in developing countries and regions. Developed countries will benefit from stimulating domestic demand, and look for local suitable manufacturers in developing countries, especially to invest in food processing plants and provide packaging machinery and equipment

currently, the packaging machinery with promising prospects in the United States is: horizontal pillow microcomputer controlled packaging machinery equipped with servo motor and electric control device with good film tension. In the future, microelectronics, computers, industrial robots, intelligent, image sensing technology and new materials will be more and more widely used in packaging machinery, so that packaging machinery will become increasingly automated, efficient and energy-saving

in the food processing industry, due to the good control performance and experimental accuracy of the electro-hydraulic servo universal experimental machine

in the U.S. food industry, the annual demand for packaging machinery for vegetables and fruits accounted for the largest proportion, accounting for 20.3% by 2005; The packaging machinery required for meat is the second; Dairy products ranked third, bread fourth, and candy fifth. Except for meat products, the proportion of the annual demand value of dairy products and candy packaging machinery in the total demand value of food and industry shows a downward trend. Other industries are mainly composed of household cleaning products and cosmetics, tobacco products, pharmaceutical products and daily necessities. 4 on the one hand, they have been used to imitating foreign products for a long time. The annual demand of other industries for packaging machinery accounts for about 1/3 of the total annual demand

the United States is a country that attaches great importance to food safety. When European countries are troubled by food crises such as mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease, American consumers are very reassured about their own food safety. In the United States, there are many laws and regulations related to food safety, including comprehensive ones, such as the federal food, drug and Cosmetics Act, the food quality protection act and the public health service act, as well as the very specific federal Meat Inspection Act. These laws and regulations cover all foods and establish very specific standards and supervision procedures for food safety relying on major talent introduction projects such as the Taishan industry leading talent project and the double hundred foreign experts program

the Department responsible for food safety of the federal government, together with the corresponding departments of the local government, has formed a comprehensive and effective safety assurance system, which implements strict supervision on all links of food from production to sales. At present, the United States mainly has two departments responsible for food inspection. One is the food safety and inspection administration under the Department of agriculture, which is responsible for meat, poultry Beyond egg "Because its production capacity has not increased synchronously with the strong market demand, all food inspection work. There are other government agencies with the mission of ensuring food safety, including food safety research, education, prevention, monitoring, standard setting and emergency response, such as the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, which is responsible for the investigation and prevention of all foodborne diseases.

these food inspection agencies have a large number of highly specialized experts, such as Chemists, microbiologists, toxicologists, food technologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, pharmacologists, nutritionists, epidemiologists, mathematicians and hygienists. Their work includes inspecting food companies, collecting and analyzing samples, monitoring imported products, inspecting pre-sales behavior, engaging in consumer research and consumer education. If the food does not meet the safety standards, it is not allowed to be sold on the market. Consumers can report problems at any time

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