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It can be considered as a combination of art, science and technology that is used in the transportation and selling of foods. The primary role of food packaging is to protect food products from the outside environment and from damage by abrasion, to contain the food, and to provide consumers with information about ingredients and nutrition.

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Improved packaging will become more essential in India as International trade expands. Standardized packaging of sized and graded produce that will protect the quality during marketing can greatly aid transactions between sellers and buyers. Better packaging should be of immediate value in reducing waste. Much background research on packaging of perishable products and flowers is needed simulating the actual handling conditions expected during marketing.

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Asst. Professor (Food Science & Nutrition),
Post Harvest Technology Centre,
Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute,
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore – 641003.

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