As the world continues to adapt to life during and after the pandemic, it’s expected that food and hospitality sectors will be forced to adhere to stringent safety requirements moving forward.
Security seals have predominantly been used as a means to protect valuable cargo and provide an audit trail to trace breaks in the supply chain. However, we have begun to see a shift for many industries in the utilization of non-traditional products that now require protection during transit. For example, pizza and takeout food delivery has begun to see a continual increase in tamper-evident labels being applied to box or containers to ensure consumer confidence in the delivery process.
The hospitality industry has also moved to address consumer concerns regarding cleanliness of shared space and sanitisation. As hospitality companies deploy enhanced processes to address personal safety concerns, tamper-evident labels have played pivotal role to provide clear indication of cleaning after prior use.
Tamper Evident Labels
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been noticeable shifts in a wide array of industries and sectors to design and implement a security seal system within their product or service. The new normal of living with COVID has given rise to an increase in the demand, usage and even regulation of tamper-evident labels and seals.
Compared with standard semi-gloss paper and film-based labels with security cuts, tamper-evident labels allow companies to offer more advanced solutions to guarantee product integrity. This is because these labels leave a clear visual indication that something has been opened or tampered with. This built-in security feature also enable verification of product authenticity in each step of the supply chain. At a time when consumers have a heightened concern about product safety and sanitation, this is especially important.
What does this mean for you? Consumers seek firm reassurances on the safety of consumables, thus resulting in an increased demand for security labelling solutions from businesses and corporations. This includes the need for paper and perforated film labels with strong adhesives and security cuts, as well as high-end tamper-evident labels.