n Packaging Review South Africa - Two centuries of thermal processing : filling & packing

Volume 36, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1014-8280



Two hundred years ago, Europe was the middle of the Industrial Revolution. In Europe, the Napolenic wars against France by various groups of European Allies were in full swing (1799-1815). At the time, Napolean Bonaparte of France was losing more troops to malnutrition and food poisoning than to military injuries. He recognised that a constant supply of good quality nutritious food was important for his troops. In 1795, he offered a 12 000 Franc reward - a substantial amount in those days - for anyone who could provide him with a solution.

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