Smart cooking bag could be perfect innovation for the New Year

Smart Release microwave steam cooking bag

ANYONE looking for innovative packaging solutions for the New Year should look no further than Smart-Release – Sirane’s microwave multi-compartment steam-cooking bag.

Sira-Cook Smart-Release is a perfect solution for quality ready meals with lots of potential uses –perfect for seafood, and ideal for fruit-based desserts and side dishes with a sauce.

Sira-Cook Smart-Release is a two-compartment steam-cooking bag allowing the retailer to keep food separate until the very moment during cooking they want it to combine

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Smart-Release technology is perfect for many foods, including seafood, poultry, vegetables and desserts – with perfect tasting fish and sauce possible in just a matter of minutes thanks to the venting technology.

“The technology was developed for the seafood market – as the bag allows protein and sauce to be kept separate, and helps prevent degradation of the seafood. However, desserts such as rhubarb and custard, or dishes such as cauliflower cheese are also possible.

“If the food can be steam cooked, then Smart-Release could be a great packaging solution. If you’re looking for fresh ideas for 2015, then Smart-Release is well worth a look. Extra compartments are possible, so all you need to do with this bag is get creative.”

Coldwater Seafood were one of the first companies to take up Sira-Cook Smart-Release – with the innovative bag allowing fish dishes to be sold by retail giant Marks & Spencer.

South African supermarket Woolworths followed suit – under its Easy To Cook brand – with salmon portions with a soy, honey & ginger glaze, and calamari rings with a zesty lemon & garlic butter. They then added hake with a creamy mozzarella & spring onion sauce.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies added: “Sira-Cook Smart-Release is a truly great and cost-effective concept, adding genuine value to sales. The seals will only open once a certain pressure is reached, so the food is cooked to absolute perfection in just a few minutes.

“The venting seals on Sira-Cook Smart-Release can be tuned for retailers to meet the cooking requirements of any contents, be it seafood, poultry, or desserts.”

With Sira-Cook Smart-Release food and sauces are kept separate in the packaging – sealed into two compartments. The central dividing seal has been designed to rupture in a controlled way, allowing the mixing of the contents of the two compartments.

A second vent in the main compartment then opens, maintaining pressure in the bag.

For more information on Sira-Cook Smart-Release, or any other Sirane food packaging solution, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies on +44 1952 230055 or email

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