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Why Choose Our Retort Pouches?
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Frequently asked questions
Retort processing is a sterilisation process for food packaging. This process involves heating of food and packaging prone to microbial spoilage (such as meat or dairy-based products) to extend shelf-life and maintain product freshness. This type of thermal processing enables safe and effective shelf-stable foods that can be stored for long periods without the need for refrigeration or freezing.
Retort Pouches are made primarily as Stand Up Pouches or Flat Pouches, from laminated flexible plastic layers that can also include aluminium foil. They are created by aseptic processing and are designed to take over 121°C in a retort oven over a set period of time to eliminate all microbes that may be present. Retort pouches provide a similar level of product protection as your traditional tin can packaging.
Retort pouches are lighter in weight, reducing storage space and transportation costs. Retort Pouches can also be more child-friendly compared to metal cans, and are popular for baby food products. Retort packaging is leakage proof, and pouches containing an aluminium layer use only a fraction of the amount of material in comparison to can packaging (which can be cost-effective).
Retort pouches are commonly used for shelf-stable soups, sauces, baby food, dairy, and ready-to-eat (RTE) food products (such as pre-cooked meat products). Pet food is also commonly packaged in retort pouches , as wet pet food products often contain high amounts of protein/meat sources that need to be stored on the shelf for extended periods of time.
You can open retort pouches by hand, or by using scissors. Retort pouches will differ depending on the products housed inside, however the individual retort packaging itself will contain consumption instructions (such as eat meals from pouch, reheat product in the pouch itself, or remove and heat product separately).