Food packaging can account for 10% to 50% of the price of food.
Philadelphia brand cream cheese is one of the oldest American packaged foods; it went on sale in its protective wrapper in 1885.
Celebrity chefs and restaurants packaging frozen meals with their name is nothing new. In 1956, Maxim's of Paris introduced frozen prepared meals for sale in stores under the Maxim's brand.
In 1961 'boiling bags' were introduced in which frozen plastic packages of food could be dropped in boiling water to heat them for serving.
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