NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: Food packaging ideas number 1 – steam-cooking bags

Steam cooking bag - oven/microwave cooking bag solutions from Sirne

STEAM-COOKING bags can be used in the oven or microwave and can significantly boost sales of fresh produce in a retail environment. They are very user friendly, creating perfectly cooked food every time, and leave little mess.

We offer a wide range of bags – including heat-seal or self-seal, multi-compartment and free-standing. We can also offer bags custom printed/branded.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Our steam-cooking bags can be used as part of a full retail programme. Fully printed and branded, including cooking instructions, they can be used to boost sales of seafood and fresh vegetables for example.

“A piece of fish worth just £1, for example, might sell for £2.99 if some flavoured butters and fresh vegetables are added to the ‘grab and go’ meal.

“Not only that, but research shows customers often want to buy fish but don’t know how to cook it. This solves the problem. Once at home they just have to follow the instructions, printed on the pack or on the labels, to get the perfect result.

“And it’s not just seafood – asparagus with a chilli butter, vegetable medleys, sweetcorn with a honey glaze – this is an opportunity to get creative.

“Of course, not all food has the same cooking times – or they may be other reasons for segmenting the food – which is where a multi-compartment bag comes in. We can provide a perforated bag, two bags in one, which can be cooked independently.

“We can also supply bags individually folded and wrapped for use in meal kits.

“So whether you want to pre-pack off-site and heat-seal the bags, or pack in front of the customer and use the self-seal, there is an option in the range to suit everyone.”

Sirane is an innovative food packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialisms include bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products.
We also recently acquired a UK-based board manufacturer and converter.

For more information, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies, on 01952 230055, email – or visit our website at

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