Why do you choose aluminum containers for food storage?
Release Tme: 2022-09-06
More widely used are aviation food, home cooking, and large chain cake shops. Main uses food cooking, baking, freezing, freshness, etc.
And it is easy to recycle, no ‘harmful substances’ are generated in the process, and it does not pollute renewable resources. And aluminum foil has a series of advantages such as lightweight, tightness, and good covering. Mainly hygienic, beautiful, and can be insulated to a certain extent Used lunch boxes can be recycled and reused, which reduces pollution and saves resources. It is a good choice.
Is it safe to put aluminum containers in the oven?
Aluminum containers are perfect for storing and preserving food because they are lightweight and strong. Aluminum protects foods from oxygen, humidity, and contaminants and it’s ideal for low-acid and low-salty foods.
More than this, with appropriate coatings, all aluminum food containers can withstand retort pasteurization and sterilization processes and resist acid and salty food corrosion. In addition, they are 100% recyclable.
Aluminum food trays: advantages and regulations
Aluminum food trays are ideal to contain food. They can be put in the fridge, in the freezer, in the traditional oven, and in the microwave, following some basic guidelines. The dark coat you can see inside the reusable container after its use is due to oxidation: don’t’ remove this protective barrier, it’s not a risk for to health. It’s recommended to wash reusable aluminum food trays by hand.
The use of aluminum food containers in contact with food is regulated by the Italian Ministerial Decree 18 April 2007 nr. 76. It affirms that it is considered absolutely safe to cook food in aluminum foils, but there are some guidelines you should follow:
Aluminum trays can be exposed at any temperature if they contain food for less than 24h.
Aluminum trays can contain food for more than 24h if they are stored in a freezer.
If aluminum trays are stored at room temperature for more than 24h they can contain only some type of food: coffee, sugar, cacao and chocolate products, cereals, plates of pasta, bakery products, confectionery, fine bakery wares, dried vegetables, mushrooms, and fruits.
Lacquered aluminum containers are ideal to contain high-acid or salty foods because they have high resistance to corrosion.
Aluminum and Environment
Aluminum is 100% recyclable without any loss of its intrinsic properties. The recycling of aluminum products saves energy because the products being recycled usually require much less processing to turn them into usable materials than raw resources. The consequence is a significant reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases.