Packaging company, Sirane (www.sirane.com), has created a non-stick bag for packaging and cooking meat, fish and poultry products.
Cooking poultry in a bag can reduce cooking times significantly, stop the meat drying out and crisp it beautifully, but the skin sticks to the bag. Sirane has solved this problem with the new non-stick bag.
“This is terrific news for the poultry industry and consumers and we anticipate a huge level of interest,” says Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane’s sales director for food packaging. “This is a huge step in the ability to cook chicken or turkey in the oven in a bag. Without a bag it is easy to cook a dry turkey, in a bag the bird is prone to sticking to the bag.
“But we’ve solved this problem. Retailers can sell the bird in an ovenable bag which will leave the customers with a juicy, crisp bird cooked to perfection – with no sticking. Not only that, but the cooking time is reduced.”
Sira-CookTM PA is a unique packaging solution for meat, fish and poultry which allows food to be packed, shipped, retailed and cooked in the same package. The material absorbs the fat released during cooking, ensuring crisp, clean food. The bags allow the food to be cooked in its own juices for added succulence. The food can be cooked without the need for a baking tray, and the oven remains clean.
Bags can be produced in a variety of sizes – and a retail pack will be also made available, allowing customers to buy a pack of bags for use with birds bought separately.