Creating a dispensing food service package

I ran across a photo on Facebook the other day from my friends at The Fast Foodie that illustrated a potential market need. It's not the first time I've seen this and after asking a colleague who used to work in the restaurant industry, I'm told it is done quite frequently.

The picture shows a standard food service package with a 110mm closure and heat induction seal. Instead of simply peeling the induction seal off the package, these createive folks cut a pie shaped hole in the seal to help make it pour more easily. As you can see in the picture they also took a little artistic liberty and added a bit of fun to the liner.

I'd love to get your feedback. Do you or your customer see users of food service packaging doing the same thing? If so, would you prefer some sort of dispensing feature in the package? Would you be willing to pay a little more for it?

Posted: 4/24/2013 10:18:04 AM by Ryan Schuelke | with 1 comments

John Brown
Ryan - At Selig we have seen the same and been presented with this opportunity in the past. We are impressed with the ingenuity of the food service industry, but feel we can provide a better solution. We currently have under development a concept that would satisfy this need, and eliminate the risk of introducing a hazardous sharp instrument that may also introduce a foreign substance to the product if the tool is not clean. The concept could also be a replacement for expensive orifice reducing neck fitments used on packages such as salad dressings and concentrated liquids. The concept would work with existing induction equipment and punching equipment. In order to develop the technology, we are looking for interested parties with larger unit volumes to help define the parameters of success and justify capital and development resources. If readers are interested, they should contact me or their local Selig Sealing Products Account Manager.
4/29/2013 4:41:13 PM

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