Many of our classic American condiments require quite a bit of production before they are able to get to our tables, ketchup being one of them. The quintessential side for a variety of sandwiches, french fries and other more inventive meals, ketchup could be considered a necessity in every restaurant kitchen as well as residential homes. That means a vast amount of ketchup must be produced on a daily basis, and those that process and package it must have very dependable machinery to ensure each batch of ketchup is excellent.
Food tanks, preferably stainless steel tanks, are necessary for the processing and packaging of ketchup as well as a variety of other products in the food and beverage industry. For ketchup specifically, food tanks are utilized for the mixing of the ketchup ingredients as well as a storage tank for the time in between mixing and dispensing it into its packaging. Ketchup packaging takes two main forms, the packet and the bottle.
Because of the rise of the fast food industry, creating condiments like ketchup that can be easily transported from the restaurant to home in single serving forms has become a food processing and packaging priority. This is why ketchup packets, which are small and easy to open plastic pouches filled with a small amount of ketchup, are so high in demand. Food tanks are necessary to hold the large amounts of ketchup directly after it is mixed until it can be inserted into the small single serving packets. The same is true of ketchup that is going to be inserted into bottles, whether they are the classic glass bottles found in retro style grocery stores and restaurants or the plastic bottles most every day consumers utilize. Regardless of how it is packaged, ketchup is a food dependant on the sanitary and strong food tanks that allow them to be mixed and stored without risk.