To continue the conversation about seasoning, we talked to our market manager of seasoned products, Jason Reicks, to answer a few questions about adding flavor to proteins. (more…)
‘Food Processing’ Category
02 April 2014
23 January 2014
5 Things Your Packaging Expert Should Ask Before Recommending a Net
Poly, cotton, poly/cotton, honeycomb, pineapple, triangle – knitted netting for meat processing comes in many different materials and patterns. How does a processor choose which is best for them?
Although it may seem obvious, the best way to begin the selection process is to talk to someone that specializes in netting for meat processing applications. There isn’t a single netting solution that suits everyone and every product. A knowledgeable packaging rep should start by collecting lots of detail on the product and the process, and only then can they recommend the most appropriate net to meet your goals.
Here are five things your packaging rep should be asking you before they recommend a net:
1) What are you processing? Is it whole muscle or a slurry? Chicken, Pork or Other?
2) What is the size and weight of the product, and what is the finished length?
3) What will the final product will look like? What shape should it be?
4) Do you want to add color to the net, or a release agent?
5) How is the product processed? Will the nets be applied by hand or is it an automated process? How will the product be cooked and at what temperature?
Netting for meat processing is not one-size-fits-all. A knowledgeable packaging rep should consider all of the factors outlined above before suggesting which knitted netting might be best for you.
To speak with one of our knowledgeable netting experts to help guide you through the netting selection process, fill out our online contact form or call us at 1.866.769.1500.
09 September 2013
Everyone knows you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So what kind of impression is your shrink packaging making to your customers?
We found a ham slice in the local grocery store case. The large dog ears on the side and creases on the top made it a stand out from the other products in the case, but not in a good way. We took it back to our facility to see what we could do to make it look better.
The picture on the right shows the same ham after our repackaging. I know which one I would rather buy – how about you?
The goal for shrink packaging is to create a package that not only protects the product but looks great too, without folds or creases, minimal dog ears and a glossy, smooth surface. There are many factors involved in getting this kind of result, and they all need to be carefully considered. If you have concerns about the first impression your packaging is making, consider talking to us about a Free Packaging Audit. Our Free Packaging Audit is a great way to make sure your packaging is working the best for you and your products. Contact a Flavorseal sales rep today for more information.