Patent Number: 7,784,248

Title: Method in hot filling of foods in a packaging container, as well as an apparatus therefor

Abstract: A method involving the hot fill of foods in packaging containers constructed from a paperboard laminate comprises the food being filled in the packaging container with at least one component at a temperature of at least 80.degree., but below 100.degree., whereafter the packaging containers are closed and sealed and the packaging containers with their food contents are thereafter held hot during a predetermined period of time by contact with a heat holding medium at a temperature of at least 80.degree., but below 100.degree.. The heat holding medium is present substantially in gas and/or vapour phase. An apparatus involving the hot fill of foods is also disclosed.

Inventors: Andersson; Bengt (Malmo, SE)

Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.

International Classification: B65B 55/14 (20060101); B65B 63/08 (20060101); A23L 3/02 (20060101); A23L 3/06 (20060101); A23L 2/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018