Cryovac Food Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com) was awarded a Gold for Technical Innovation for its coextruded Flavour Mark™ retort material. Made of an unidentified multilayer coextrusion, the film is intended as a replacement for #10 cans to be used with the Cryovac Onpack vertical form/fill/seal system.
Raw Seafoods, Inc., New Bedford, MA, has introduced a line of gourmet-quality frozen seafood entrées in 400-g (single-serve) and 900-g (double-serve) microwaveable “MicroRite” trays supplied by Graphic Packaging International (www.graphicpkg.com).
Fresh vegetables can be steam-cooked in the microwave oven in two minutes or less thanks to Simple Steps™ for Produce packaging. Developed by Cryovac (www.cryovac.com), the concept won FPA Gold for Technical Innovation.
“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
Better appearance and increased throughput are the chief benefits gained by Golden Valley, MN-based Morey’s Seafood since the installation of an R270 vacuum skin packaging system from Multivac (Kansas City, MO).
Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.