Sealed Air’s(www.sealedair.com) Cryovac® brand announces the new Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag, BZ6620, with QuickRip™ Easy Open Technology. The QuickRip Easy Open Technology helps processors and retailers eliminate issues in their meat departments, including worker safety, cross contamination, and damage to expensive cuts of meat. The Next Generation Boneless Beef Bag recently won an AmeriStar Award for Institutional Food Packaging from theInstitute of Packaging Professionals(IoPP) ( www.iopp.org).

More than 150 packages were submitted for IoPP AmeriStar awards consideration. Judges evaluated and analyzed packages from 18 categories based on package innovation, sustainability, protection, economics, performance and marketing. Winning packages were honored at the AmeriStar Awards Reception and Dinner at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

Cryovac has enhanced all of the positive attributes of its market-leading boneless beef bags with the Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag. The package utilizes a reformulated material, down-gauged for cost/sustainability efficiencies. The product’s tough, abuse-resistant material touts improved shrink properties that enable clear, wrinkle-free appearance and results in fewer leakers and package failures throughout the distribution process and entire product life cycle. The high-gloss and anti-haze properties of the package accentuate the in-line, one-color print graphics and ensure a natural presentation with complete product visibility. Ideal for products such as rib-eye, shoulder, and knuckles, all of the features of the Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag with QuickRip Easy Open Technology are available at no additional cost to meat processors.

 “The Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag offers improved performance at the same cost through improved resin technology and process upgrades,” states Rick Watson, product manager, bags, for Sealed Air’s Cryovac® food packaging. “The QuickRip Easy Open Technology is an added benefit to the Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag because it allows workers to open the bag without utensils which could damage the meat, which helps reduce profit loss for processors and retail meat departments.”

The Cryovac Next Gen Boneless Beef Bag with QuickRip Easy Open Technology improves safety for workers since knives and scissors are not needed, which preserves the sharpness of the knives for cutting the meat and helps eliminate cross contamination. It also improves efficiency by speeding up the bag removal process, allows purge to be easily discarded, and reduces clean-up time.