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UltrazapXtendaPak Red Meat

The Natural Way to Extend Freshness

UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat is a revolutionary active absorbent that promotes food safety and improves the appearance and marketability of packaged meat.

UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat reduces bacterial growth, thus maintaining product appearance as the product ages inside the package. The reduction of bacterial growth slows the natural decay process of packaged food allowing the meat to extend freshness by maintaining better color, smell and feel.

Meat processors utilize UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat to enhance the environment in several different package formats:

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) - The generation of CO2 allows for a lower profile tray and reduced head room, offering significant packaging and logistics cost savings.

Sub-Primal Cuts - UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat reduces purge, extends shelf life, and reduces offensive odors.

Tray Pack - UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat extends shelf life, reduces purge and offensive odors, and provides an additional food safety intervention in the cold chain cycle.

UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat can be customized - the pad architecture and the active ingredients can be adjusted to maximize the effectiveness for your particular packaging application.

Realize Immediate Benefits with UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat

Meat processors will realize immediate benefits by using the innovative UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat active absorbent:

  • Meat will have less purge and stay fresher longer
  • Meat is fresher at the sell-by date
  • Reduces surface bacteria and offensive odors
  • Reduces product out-of-stocks, leading to more sales
  • Reduces the risk of in-store cross contamination and related liability
  • Provides incremental food safety intervention in the cold chain cycle
  • Protects processor's brand equity
  • Active ingredients are GRAS, comply with USDA regulations, and require no additional labeling modifications

UltrazapXtendaPak Red Meat

Even in a non-barrier package, UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat active absorbent combines the generation of CO2 gas and an anti-microbial agent to produce a beneficial organoleptic effect - meat maintains better color, smell and feel through the sell-by date.

Freshness You Can See, Smell and Feel

UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat active absorbent includes additives that produce carbon dioxide (CO2), an inert gas known to have bacteriostatic properties.

Moisture from the packaged meat is absorbed by the UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat cellulose absorbent, which then produces a steady stream of CO2 gas inside the package.

CO2 gas "wraps" itself around the protein creating an envelope that helps retard the growth of spoilage bacteria present on the surface of the meat. Plus, a second anti-microbial ingredient reduces the bacteria growth inside the cellulose absorbent and in the purge.

An Innovative Active Absorbent

Patented and patents pending, the UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat active absorbent includes the features that the leading meat processors prefer:

  • Our patented UltraZap® pouch pad is sealed on all four sides and features a highly creped cellulose absorbent core that locks in moisture
  • UltraZap's layered cellulose effectively wicks purge inside the pad, unlike fluff pads that do not fully wick purge and tend to allow fluff particles to burst out
  • "Active" ingredients comply with government food packaging safety standards

"UltraZapXtendaPak has innovatively applied modern principles of active packaging to generate synergistic natural antimicrobial effects in pads that constitute an integral component of in-store packages to help retard adverse microbiological changes in fresh meat or poultry.

By incorporating the natural preservative effects of carbon dioxide into packaging, Paper Pak Industries is offering a remarkable breakthrough in fresh meat and poultry packaging for supermarket operators."

Dr. Aaron L. Brody
President and CEO of Packaging/Brody, Inc.

To learn how UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat can enhance your packaging system, contact our Vice-President, Sales & Marketing John Terrien directly via email at .

UltraZapXtendaPak Line of Products

UltraZapXtendaPak Red Meat

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UltraZapXtendaPak Seafood

UltraZapXtendaPak Supermarket

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