Added-value Christmas food packaging solutions

Nylon roasting bags for turkey

LOOKING to add value to your Christmas food sales? Well look no further. From nylon packaging for roast turkeys to ovenable dividers, Sirane has numerous solutions.

Roasting bags, salmon boards with a festive design, ovenable dividers for pigs in blankets; our varied range of food packaging solutions will help ensure your customers enjoy Christmas – and help your products stand out from the packed crowd.

Sirane’s new Sira-CookTM Siralon is a unique nylon 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.

Not only that, but the material can be run down a flow-wrap machine – a first for nylon.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Siralon could truly come into its own at Christmas. Its versatility is an added advantage. Retailers could flow-wrap the turkey, pre-pack the birds into nylon bags using ties, pack for the customer into bags, or even simply sell the customer our retail packs of Thinking-Cooking Roasting Bags along with the meat.

“It could be used to add value to sales in all food retail environments, from supermarkets through to butchers’ counters and farm shops – and the customer will not need to touch the meat until they are ready to impress and serve a fabulous Christmas dinner.

“Whether it is a large processor looking to flow-wrap thousands of turkeys, or a butcher or farm-shop happy to bag their own turkeys, Siralon could be the perfect Christmas present.”

Cooking poultry in a nylon roasting bag can reduce cooking times significantly, stops the meat drying out and crisps the bird beautifully – without the bag sticking to the skin.

Simon Balderson, Sirane’s MD, said: “This is terrific news for retailers, the poultry industry and more importantly the consumers and we anticipate a huge level of interest.

“Retailers can sell the bird in our oven-ready nylon roasting bag which will leave the customers with a juicy, crisp Christmas turkey cooked to perfection – and it shouldn’t stick.

“Not only that, but the cooking time is reduced – which is great for Christmas dinner.”

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 has also been made available, allowing customers to simply buy a pack of bags for use with birds bought separately.

Not selling turkey? Sira-CookTM Siralon can be used just as effectively for other joints of meat – including beef, lamb and pork – or for roasting whole fish such as salmon or trout.

Sirane also has other ovenable solutions for turkey and other joints of meat or seafood for customers who prefer a more traditional foil-based packaging solution.

Sira-CookTM Supreme is simple to use, simple to open, cooks food to perfection – and can be used in almost any cooking environment, from ovens to barbecues, griddles to hot plates.

Mr Balderson said: “Our new Sira-CookTM Supreme cooking bag has so many potential uses – and offers numerous advantages to users. The food will be tender, retain all the juices and flavours as well as the goodness, and could be sold over the counter in the pack.

“For the customer there would be no mess, no smell, and no need to handle the food. The bag can be heat-sealed or folded over, and add genuine value to retail food sales.”

The bag is available in a number of sizes and in a standard and non-stick version. It comes with a clear top panel – so users can see what’s being cooked – and can be heat-sealed.

Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company which specialises in areas including absorbency and ovenable/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, pads, and much more.

It may not just be the turkey you’re selling? Well Sirane can probably still help.

“We’ve a range of oven-ready and microwaveable solutions, as well as products aimed more at food presentation. Christmas dinners come with lots of extras – pigs in blankets and the like – which can also be sold and cooked in our range of ovenable dividers.

“We can make ovenable dividers and trays customised to suit your product, with integrated absorbency if required. We’ve also a range of non-ovenable dividers.

“Or you may be looking for siliconised or greaseproof paper for festive snacks”, said Mr Haydn-Davies, “or shelf-life-enhancing deli bags to sell festive snacks over the counter.

“Whether it is quality absorbent pads made to a specific shape, a festive printed salmon board or boneguard for meat protection, then Sirane could be the solution you need.”

For more information on these products, contact Sirane on +44 01952 230055.

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