Patent Number: 7,101,079

Title: Resealable bag for filling with food product(s) and method

Abstract: A reclosable bag for filling with at least one food product. The reclosable bag generally includes at least one sheet of web material having at least two areas of structural weakness. At least one fold structure is located between and defined by the two areas of structural weakness. An opening is located generally opposite the fold structure. The reclosable bag further includes a reclosable fastener structure having an integral skirt structure of skirt web material extending therefrom. The integral skirt structure includes a distal margin. The distal margin is coupled to the web material at, at least one location between the areas of structural weakness and the opening. The reclosable fastener structure extends past the areas of structural weakness and into the fold structure. The reclosable bag capable of being filled with at least one food product through the opening. Alternately the reclosable bag may include a gusseted portion located generally opposite the fold structure and wherein the opening is located between the fold structure and the gusseted portion.

Inventors: Strand; Aaron (Plymouth, WI), Linck; Karl L. (Kohler, WI), Fischer; Judy (Plymouth, WI), Spaeth; Thomas J. (Kiel, WI), Kolbe; Jerry D. (Chilton, WI)

Assignee: Sargento Foods, Inc.

International Classification: B65D 33/25 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018