Combination prolongs shelf life of meat

by Jeff Gelski
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The new Darfresh Bloom package brings together vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) processes together in the same pack. Sealed Air’s Cryovac Food Solutions specifically designed the package for use with fresh red meat to prolong shelf life and keep red meat an attractive bright red color.

Three webs comprise the package. First, a rigid barrier bottom web is formed on-line into a tray. Then, a permeable top vacuum skin web holds the meat close to the bottom web with a hermetic seal. Finally, a top lidded barrier web maintains the gas mixture inside the package and provides a flat surface. A MAP compartment between the two webs holds the gas mixture.

The DarFresh Bloom package offers promotional options for the top and bottom webs, including printing in up to 10 colors for the top web. The MAP compartment also may be used to insert promotional materials such as leaflets.

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