Food packaging manufacturer Linpac (Klöckner Pentaplast), along with meat processor Dunbia, has developed new Prime Cook vacuum skin pack (VSP).
Prime Cook VSP will be used for packaging of Dunbia beef and lamb joints, which will be partially cooked in a hot water bath (sous vide) before being labelled and dispatched to Co-op stores across the UK.
Prime Cook VSP will allow to remove the beef or lamb roasting joint from the packaging and cook in a conventional oven tray for up to 45 minutes respectively.
The quick roast joint allows to retain the same desirable flavour and tenderness of a traditional and slow-cooked joint.
Co-op is offering Quick Cook Beef and Lamb Quick Cook Roasts in its selected stores across the UK.
Linpac global marketing and innovation director Helene Roberts said: “Vacuum Skin Packaging was chosen for Prime Cook because it offers extended shelf life, minimises food wastage and showcases the product to consumers,”
“In addition, the pack includes a unique perforated rPET insert which captures juices released during the manufacturer’s sous vide cooking process and conceals them.”
Earlier this month, Linpac announced the introduction of new EPS box solutions for foodservice sector.
The company will offer five of its EPS box solutions in black color for fast food retailers and caterers.
Manufactured in the UK, Linpac’s new black EPS packs are provided in a range of shapes and sizes to be used for different meal products.
Image: Dunbia beef and lamb joints are packaged in Linpac’s Prime Cook vacuum skin pack. Photo: courtesy of LINPAC Senior Holdings Limited.