05811142 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 194 patents.

A modified atmosphere packaging method creates a modified atmosphere in a package including an inner package and an outer package. The inner package is composed at least partially of a polymeric material substantially permeable to oxygen, while the outer package is composed of a polymeric material substantially impermeable to oxygen. After a food product such as raw meat is placed within the inner package, the inner package is flushed with a desired mixture of gases to substantially remove oxygen from the inner package. The flushed inner package is then sealed and inserted into the outer package without sealing the outer package. Next, the outer package is flushed with the desired mixture of gases to substantially remove oxygen from the outer package. After flushing the outer package, the outer package is sealed. An oxygen scavenger is provided in the package to substantially absorb any residual oxygen within the package. The oxygen scavenger is activated with an oxygen uptake accelerator to increase the rate at which the residual oxygen is absorbed.

Title
Modified atmosphere package for cut of raw meat
Application Number
627137
Publication Number
5811142
Application Date
December 13, 1996
Publication Date
September 22, 1998
Inventor
Wen P Wu
Pittsford
NY, US
Vinod K Luthra
Pittsford
NY, US
Alan E Deyo
Rushville
NY, US
Gary R DelDuca
Canandaigua
NY, US
Agent
Arnold White & Durkee
Assignee
Tenneo Packaging
IL, US
IPC
A23B 4/00
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