Frank Barel, national sales manager of Direct Packaging Materials for Multivac, told FoodProductionDaily.com that Mylar Cook and Mylar Bake packaging improves upon the convenience of other cook-in-bag products.
“The consumer or the foodservice operator can take it out of the freezer or the refrigerator and put it straight into the oven, without having to cut the package open,” he said. “It remains sealed from the time it is packaged to the time it goes into the oven.”
Meat and bakery products
Barel said that Mylar Cook is suited for pork roasts, steaks, poultry and similar dishes. Mylar Bake is geared toward rolls, breads and other bakery edibles; it also can be used for panini sandwiches.
When the food cooking inside the packaging reaches the right internal pressure, the top film separates from the tray below. According to Barel, this enables browning of meat inside the packaging.
Partnership with DuPont
The Mylar Cook and Mylar Bake packaging originated with DuPont Packaging Films. Barel related the technology has been used in the market for some time, but the firm turned to Multivac to develop a thermoformable version.
The cook-in-bag products currently are used by Farmland for its Oven Perfect line of pork products, and by mail-order meat companies Schwan and Omaha Steaks.
Watch the video to hear more about Multivac’s Mylar Cook and Mylar Bake packaging.