Patent Number: 7,709,069

Title: High temperature venting bags

Abstract: Provided are high temperature, venting food preparation bags used to package food products for storage, transportation, and preparation and methods for making and using the same. High temperature, venting food preparation bags are composed of a sealed end, an open end, at least one side wall composed of a first thermoplastic film having a vent, and a vent seal composed of a second thermoplastic film. The vent seal is fused to the sidewall via a non-adhesive seal thereby closing the vents. At elevated temperatures, the vent seal at least partially detaches from the side wall thereby opening the vents. Opening of the at least one vent is not dependent upon the accumulation of internal fluid or gaseous pressure, and is compatible with vacuum packaging techniques. Vented cooking techniques are provided that permit browning and crisping of beef and poultry without manipulating the food preparation bag during cooking.

Inventors: Schmal; Michael D. (Orwigsburg, PA), Bachert; Ernest E. (Orwigsburg, PA), Menges; John A. (Auburn, PA)

Assignee: M & Q Packaging Corporation

International Classification: B32B 27/06 (20060101); B29D 22/00 (20060101); B65D 33/01 (20060101); B65D 81/34 (20060101); H05B 6/80 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018