Anthony Catino

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Executive Vice President - Versapack Inc

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Director - Versapack Inc

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Stagnito Communications - The National Provisioner

More products are converting from cans to pouches, says Anthony Catino, executive vice president for Tuxedo Park, NY-based VersaPack. "Many products are being developed for a wide variety of applications," he adds.Many overpackaged home meal replacement products could benefit from the pouch, Catino says. "Some of these products are cooked roasts in a pouch.It's cooked in a bag, then it goes inside a tray, and then that's overwrapped with a cardboard sleeve," he adds."If you package such products in a retort pouch with a zipper, you can eliminate this over-packaging." Graphics are printed on the SCR Pouch using the rotogravure process."Marketers are looking for eye-popping graphics," he says. Food safety is also enhanced by the retort pouch process, he relays.

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Stagnito Communications - The National Provisioner

Target temperatures of items stored in the SCR Pouch can be reached 10 percent to 20 percent quicker than meat and poultry in cans, says Anthony Catino, VersaPack director.The company expects to eventually market film with antimicrobials for greater food safety, he adds.

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Stagnito Communications - The National Provisioner

Anthony Catino, executive vice president of Versapack, says, "We have done this to address the need of manufacturers who want to go to a turnkey solution provider." Catino says that many current products in the home meal replacement (HMR) market suffer from overpackaging."The product is typically in a tray with a cardboard sleeve and a film lidding," he says."Then inside is the roasted meat product inside a vacuum pouch.The packaging is way too much."He says that a single printed pouch can replace all the other packaging. For companies looking to move from cans to pouches, Catino says the formulation of the product will have to change."Foods or meal solutions will have to be re-formulated for taste and texture," he says.

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