For a number of years, Butterball used chub packaging with metal clips for their food service ground turkey products. Although the packaging was industry standard, metal clips presented a number of challenges including keeping track of the clips and making sure they did not end up in finished dishes.
As long-term partners in ground turkey packaging, Butterball turned to Sealed Air to explore alternatives to metal clip packaging. Sealed Air, having foreseen the issues with metal clips, had already successfully tested a clipless solution for beef and was able to quickly test the solution with ground turkey.
Sealed Air introduced Butterball Foodservice to CRYOVAC® brand Vertical Pouch Packaging (VPP) and Butterball instantly recognized the safety and quality advantages. “Food safety is as much a priority for Butterball as it is for our operators, and our new ground turkey packaging meets that need while also allowing chefs to create delicious dishes for their diners,” says Richie Jenkins, Butterball’s senior director of national accounts/marketing.