2021 SPC Innovator Awards Innovation in Food Waste Prevention – Tied for Winner:
ProAmpac-RAP: Modified Atmosphere Sandwich Wedge
The Modified Atmosphere Sandwich Wedge expands on the existing ProAmpac-RAP design to include a longer shelf life for fresh packed foods to go. By incorporating a unique barrier and sealant layer, these wedges pass modified atmosphere product (MAP) requirements to ensure the product inside remains safe and fresh to eat in an unopened package for an extended life. The film laminate barrier in the modified atmosphere wedge allows the sandwich product to be packed directly in the package without additional wraps.
The Importance: ProAmpac-RAP’s Modified Atmosphere Sandwich Wedge retains the clear window to display product freshness, but with an innovative sealant technology that minimizes oxygen and moisture from reaching fresh packed foods. The sandwich wedges ship flat with hundreds of units fitting in a small box compared to traditional clamshell containers, minimizing carbon impacts during shipping.