To make sure that a good variety of edibles is available throughout the country and the world, there are companies which produce some good cartons to carry said products in the best possible way. The condition of fresh and frozen produce dictates whether it is edible or not, of course, so it is imperative that any food packaging is fit for the purpose to make sure than nothing goes wrong with the contents. Corrugated boxes are the heavy duty variety of carton which heavy and frozen goods are normally transported in and this ensures that they either remain fresh, or they arrive still in a frozen state.
Some goods which will be transported are wet by nature. This could include things like fresh lobster, fresh fish, chickens or any other poultry products. To make sure than nothing drips from the cartons, they are often lined with plastic bags and each individual piece will sit in its own bag too. On top of this, the cartons are normally waxed too so as to make sure that there is no cross contamination of the body fluids since this could cause all kinds of health risks.
There is one vital thing that anyone should know about cartons like this too. If they are to be reused, it is not a good idea to put other foodstuffs in them that could also be contaminated with juices or even the smell from the container. Fish smells are not really pleasant, particularly when it has been hanging around for a day or two, so avoiding putting in anything which will absorb this noxious smell may be a good idea.
Likewise for frozen goods, once they have defrosted, they are likely to seep into the carton too and this could set up a scenario for food poisoning if people are not aware of what was in the carton before. To stop this from happening, companies normally have clear advertising on the carton to show that nothing else is to be carried other than what it was made for. Some companies insist on the cartons being dismantled once delivery has been made to ensure that no one is hurt by careless storage of edible products too.
In fact, manufacturers will normally print up these cartons to the specifications that the company wants. Whether it is a straight advert, or perhaps a promotional offer, either way, this adds value to the carton since a number of people will see it at some point or another.
On the other hand, where fresh vegetables and fruit are to be carried, there is not much that can contaminate the cartons so these may well be used over and over again by the shipping company.
Some companies which produce these cartons also have sister companies which can store perishable goods too. Finding just the right producer then may well be more economical than using several companies for this kind of work. Looking online is probably the fastest way to make comparisons of different companies and what they offer.