UK-based food packaging company Sirane has announced the launch of its new Si-bag cook-in bag to the market.

The bag is designed for use in conventional ovens of up to 200°C, microwaves, and also in freezers for subsequent reheating and eating.

Sirane director of product process and development Ian Beardsall said cooking and straight-to-oven or microwave food does not have to sacrifice on flavours.

"The Si-bag keeps all the flavours, it allows people to cook quickly and easily with fresh ingredients. Healthy eating and fast food can be combined," Beardsall added.

The bag, which is made from naturally self-venting film, is available in several sizes and colour combinations.

According to the company, the recyclable bag, which offers temperature-resistant printing in up to ten colours, is light-weight and easy to use.

During cooking, all the natural flavours of the meat, fish or vegetables are sealed in the bag. Using a fold-over flap, the meal is sealed and the bag becomes odour and leak-proof.

Sirane managing director Simon Balderson, commenting on the new bag, said, "The Si-bag is not only perfect for home users wanting to create a simple yet tasty meal, but also for retailers wanting to send customers home with a great tasting meal that can just be popped straight into the oven or microwave."