Patent Number: 6,165,521

Title: Food products utilizing edible films and method of making and packaging same

Abstract: An edible material thin file is applied to at least one side of sticky or moist food products. The edible material may be sprayed or placed on the moist food product. The food product with the edible material thereon may be used make sandwiches or stored without any additional protection. Individually wrapped slices of the moist food product may be further wrapped in plastic films, boxed and transported. Sandwiches utilizing the moist food products with the edible material thereon may be made and stored and sold in convenience store, grocery stores and the like. An edible material thin film is applied to the recess of a shallow recessed container and dried. An amorphous food that may be sticky or moist is then disposed within the recess and then covered with an outer layer of film (edible or non-edible) to form a package of a slice of the amorphous food. The food within this package may be used to make a sandwich by peeling the amorphous food from the container and applying it to a slice of bread.

Inventors: Mayfield; Walter G. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Arriba Corporation

International Classification: A23L 1/00 (20060101); A21D 13/00 (20060101); A21D 15/08 (20060101); A21D 15/00 (20060101); B65D 85/72 (20060101); A21D 015/08 (); A23B 004/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017