Food Packaging - EZ Peel™ Technology For Cargill's Beef

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Food Packaging - EZ Peel™ Technology For Cargill's Beef

Food Packaging - EZ Peel™ Technology For Cargill's Beef

Recently in food packaging news, it was announced that, beginning in January of 2017, Cargill will debut EZ Peel™ technology, an innovative new type of packaging that allows consumers to handle ground beef chubs without having to touch the meat during food preparation.  EZ Peel™ was developed by Bemis Company, and will be used only on the Our Certified 1-lb. chubs produced by Cargill.  It is slated to be available to consumers in retail stores across the nation.

 
In a study conducted in 2015 by Cargill it was found that 57% of respondents preferred packaging for ground beef chubs that made it possible to open the package without contacting the raw meat.  According to Cargill's Our Certified ground beef line Brand Manager, Katie Blick-White, consumers needs are changing, and Cargill's team is working vigorously to provide innovative solutions.  One of the most important aspects of the new packaging is its ability to limit the need for consumers to handle raw ground beef.  
 
News reports claim the EZ Peel™ packaging can be run on existing equipment, just like regular film, with no downtime on the production line, and can also be engineered with a custom peel strength.
 
Food safety is a top concern of consumers, and the new packaging emphasizes food safety while delivering the convenient home cooking experience consumers desire.  Blick-White said the EZ Peel™ technology is the first major change to traditional chub packaging in years.
 
Bemis Company is a global developer of packaging solutions, including rigid and flexible plastic packaging, headquartered in Neenah, WI.
 
At Markem-Imaje we provide coding and marking solutions for substrates, including rigid and flexible packaging; essential for high quality marking of ingredients, barcodes, best before dates, logos, batch numbers, and more.  Whether in the food, frozen, beverage, dairy, or pharmaceuticals industries, we have the marking system you can rely on for superior marking and less downtime.  
 

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