Mixed Foods Community: Watch interview with Sirane MD Simon Balderson on ‘innovative food packaging’

AN in-depth interview with Sirane MD Simon Balderson has been released by the Mixed Food Community to promote a seminar at which he will be the main speaker.

Sirane’s food packaging solutions – and topics including shelf-life extension and innovative cooking bag solutions – are discussed during the interview organised by the new group.

Sirane MD Simon Balderson will be the main speaker at the free event which will focus on anti-microbial products, packaging for hot food, cook-in bags, vacuum bags and sous-vide – but which will cover all aspects of food packaging as topics are raised.

Simon said: “The Mixed Food Community invited me to speak at this event, and they are inviting senior managers from food service and the restaurant and catering trade. The event was due to be held earlier in the year, but was rescheduled and instead I was interviewed.

“Packaging has a huge part to play in this sector, just as it does in other parts of the food chain, particularly in relation to shelf-life extension and ready-cook packaging.

“Hopefully the interview will spark people’s interest, and they will come along… and if not, maybe there’s people out there who’ll just be interested in the subject matter. There’s plenty in there, from steam-cooking bags to odour-absorbent packaging for vac-packed meat.”

The seminar has been organised by The Mixed Foods Community, a new organisation which organises seminars, talks, debates, conferences and trade shows with the objective of providing extensive support to food business. Visit www.mixedfoods.com for details.

The seminar will take place in September – exact date and time still to be confirmed.

Cooking bags offered by Sirane include our popular Sira-Cook Supreme bags for oven or BBQ, and a new addition was recently added to the options – creating ‘bags of flavour’. The new addition uses a blend of kilned beech mixed with frozen herbs and spices, which are placed in a sachet and slipped below the bag’s siliconized layer.

We also offer steam-cooking bags for oven/microwave use, nylon roasting bags and films, sous-vide bags including bags which can be subsequently oven-roasted in the same packaging, baking bags for par-baked bread, vacuum bags and more.

Sirane also offers a range of nylon pan liners to fit all the common Gastronorm sizes.

Simon will also discuss our absorbent packaging range, which includes a wide range of absorbent pads with a range of uses, and which includes anti-microbial pads.

Sirane European market leader in innovative food packaging development-to-manufacture, and have expertise in areas including oven and microwave-ready packaging, absorbency, shelf-life extension, crisping products in a microwave, and more.

The interview can be viewed on YouTube at

For more information on Sirane, and any of our food packaging solutions, contact +44 1952 230055, visit our website at www.sirane.com or email sales@sirane.com

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Ovenable absorbent pads can be used for MAP/Skin packaging

Ovenable absorbent pads

AN oven-ready absorbent pad offers a very versatile packaging solution for meat and seafood.

Sirane’s Dri-Fresh Supreme pads are absorbent and ovenable – meaning they offer absorbency not only in the packaging, but for the consumer during cooking.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “From the moment they are packed the pads will absorb any excess liquid – and then during cooking these absorbent pads will absorb fat and juices  released during cooking, resulting in cleaner, crispier and healthier food.”

Dri-Fresh Supreme pads are even suitable for use in high-temperature packaging operations – skin packaging/MAP and thermoformed packaging – as they combine the necessary temperature resistance for the process with the absorbency required for the product.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies added: “Supreme pads can be used in an oven at up to 200 degrees celsius and are a very effective and very popular ovenable packaging solution.”

Dri-Fresh Supreme pads can be made in custom sizes to suit the different trays used by manufacturers, and can be made in a range of colours including black, white and silver.

A range of absorbency levels is offered and we can also integrate odour absorbency. Dri-Fresh Supreme pads can also be combined with products such as our Sira-Cook Supreme oven/BBQ cooking bag for an all-in-one retail cooking bag with integrated absorbency.

For more information on this, or any product in our range, call 01952 230055.

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