Food packaging manufacturer Linpac (Klöckner Pentaplast) is set to introduce its convenient Prime Cook ‘quick roast’ joint pack concept.
The new product has been developed in collaboration with meat processor Dunbia and will be used to pack beef and lamb joints.
After packing, it will be partially cooked in a hot water bath (sous vide) followed by labelling and despatch to the Co-op retail stores for sale.
Before consumption, the user can remove the meat roasting joint from the packaging and cook it using a conventional oven tray for around 30min to 45min.
The company noted that the ‘quick roast’ joint offers the same taste, flavour and tenderness of a conventional slow-cooked joint.
Linpac (Klöckner Pentaplast) 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.
“These juices can later be used by the consumer to make a flavoursome gravy and enhance the overall finished product.”
Co-op Quick Cook Beef and Lamb Quick Cook Roasts are currently available in selected stores.
Earlier this month, Linpac (Klöckner Pentaplast) had introduced a premium range of EPS box solutions for fast food retailers and caterers.
The new black EPS boxes are expected to provide a distinctive and exclusive look to packaged food products.