There are certain products and substances that are necessary for consumer use but can also be easily damaged or adulterated, posing risks to consumers. That’s where tamper-proof and tamper-evident packaging come in. Here are three reasons tamper-evident packaging is important.
1. Alerting Consumers
The most obvious purpose of packaging such as tamper-evident caps is to alert consumers in case products have been tampered with. Tamper-evident packaging is an important tool for consumer safety and can be used in conjunction with tamper-proof packaging to ensure consumer safety. If a bad-faith actor does break through the tamper-proof features, the tamper-evident features will alert potential consumers to the issue.
2. Reducing Security Risks
Not only does tamper-evident packaging protect customers, but it also protects the products themselves from various security risks. This type of packaging can be designed to discourage both adulterating and stealing products during shipment or storage. Unlike consumer-use packaging, shipment packaging is typically used for bulk items and focuses more on electronic surveillance and authentication technology to provide tamper evidence, rather than physical signs.
3. Monitoring Product Condition
As technology improves, there are several advancements in tamper-evident packaging tools. New technology can enable producers to create packaging that actively monitors the condition of the product it contains. This kind of smart packaging can detect how fresh or close to spoiling food is and then alert the producer, transporter or consumer with features such as color-changing indicators. Other types of packaging may be able to use electric or digital signals to determine whether products have been damaged or tampered with between being produced and being placed on shelves, and then alert the proper people automatically.
You should always carefully examine products that come in tamper-evident packaging. If the packaging shows signs of tampering or damage, don’t brush it off. Bring it to the attention of staff.