FoodTouch

FoodTouch® paper products offer an active, simple, and smart solution that help Seafood Category and Operations Managers to better manage their valuable seafood pre and post sale and throughout the chain of custody. Unlike traditional passive products such as butcher paper, freezer paper, and film, FoodTouch is the active packaging alternative that helps keep seafood fresher longer. Its multi-faceted structure and antimicrobial-protected surface supports seafood department best practices. FoodTouch products have a history of keeping seafood fresher longer, and works particularly well to preserve it’s natural color and texture, while resisting excess oders. Premier grocers use FoodTouch products to keep their seafood fresher during storage, handling, display, rotation, and through consumer take-home. The following are guidelines for using FoodTouch products within seafood departmental operations.

Liner-Cover Liner-Cover is used for bottom lining and top covering to provide the best possible contact surface for seafood while in storage and during handling. FoodTouch one sided paper for liner and cover fits a variety of trays, pans, containers, and tubs. Active properties extend the freshness of seafood during storage, handling, and while in direct contact with FoodTouch products.

Interleave Interleave is used between seafood layers to maintain freshness and quality during storage and display. FoodTouch two sided paper for interleave fits a variety of storage containers, trays, and pans. Interleave between stacked seafood maximizes storage, display, and refrigeration capacity.

Wrap Wrap is used to maintain the freshness of seafood being stored or for consumer take-home. FoodTouch one sided paper for wrapping comes in a variety of sizes to fit whole seafood loins, portioned sides, and filets. One sided paper wrap is available in pre-cut sheets or rolls, and is ideal for all types of seafood.

IMG 2568The FoodTouch® Seafood System offers Seafood Category and Operations Managers an end-to-end solution that supports department operational best practices with the following:

  • Managerial Oversight
  • Chain of Custody
  • Reduced Shrink
  • Enhanced Conventional Storage and Display
  • Improved Space Allocation
  • Standardized Processes

Increased Sanitation The FoodTouch® Seafood System delivers improved and consistant product care, labor savings, improved space allocation, reduces shrink, and increased sanitation. The system also enhances the consumer experience by improving display and take-home packaging.

The FoodTouch® Seafood System enhances existing procedures by providing the following:

  • A quality control utensil that provides a designated known surface that will be in direct contact with seafood during storage, display, and consumer take-home.
  • Gives management the assurance that seafood is properly cared for at all times.
  • Keeps seafood fresher longer by maintaining color and texture, reducing off-odors, and extending the sales date.
  • Labor saving benefits by streamlining common storage and handling procedures. Active properties extend the freshness of seafood during storage, handling, display, and consumer takehome while in direct contact with FoodTouch.
  • Interleave between stacked seafood in tubs and on display trays condenses storage space and maximizes case, display, and refrigeration capacity.
  • Aids management in standardizing seafood handling, display, and storage protocols across multiple locations by providing a simple to use, flexible utensil.
  • Using the protected paper surface as a liner, cover, interleave, and wrap in all storage and handling situations promotes a cleaner environment.

Ice Display Use white or blue products for lining ice to provide the best possible contact surface for seafood while displayed. FoodTouch one sided paper for lining ice creates a protective barrier between ice and seafood that prevents damage to flesh and contamination. Active properties extend freshness during display while in direct contact with the paper product. Blue paper color enhances seafood display and improves consumer appeal.

Over night Tub Storage. Liner, Interleave, and Cover is used for bottom lining, interleaving between stacked seafood, and top cover for overnight storage. Active properties extend freshness during storage while in direct contact with the paper products. Using FoodTouch products increases care by avoiding bruising from ice packing, fish-on-fish stacking, and cross contaminating species, while in storage and until next day case display set-up.

End-to-End Tray Display and Storage Liner Interleave, and Cover are used for bottom lining and interleaving between stacked seafood for tray display and storage. Active properties extend freshness during display and in storage while in direct contact with the paper product. Blue paper color enhances seafood display and improves consumer appeal. Utilizing the tray system allows for maximum efficiency and care throughout the display and storage process. Limiting the handling of seafood by displaying and storing it on the same tray eliminates excess handling, saves labor, and improves sanitation.

IMG 2570Take-Home Wrap Wrap is used to maintain the freshness of seafood while in transport and during storage. FoodTouch one sided paper for wrapping provides extra care for your customer’s seafood purchase after it leaves the cold chain of the case, while in the shopping cart and checkout line, and during transport and storage. The active paper properties resist off-odors resulting in less smell, and helps to maintain color and texture until consumption. The unique blue color background improves the appearance and appeal of seafood. Using FoodTouch wrap reenforces and extends your brand by enhancing the customer experience. It instills comfort, and builds confidence that your store took an extra step of care for their purchase. One sided paper wrap used as an inner liner in direct contact with seafood inside take home packaging helps keep seafood fresher from the counter to consumption.

How it Works FoodTouch products have a multi-faceted structure and antimicrobial-protected surface that keeps food fresher while supporting operational best practices. Our products help retain color, shield texture, and reduce off odors.

Maintains Freshness

  • Active Properties – treated protected paper surface resists odor causing organisms resulting in less smell.
  • Delays Oxidation – surface contact curbs against discoloration because it slows the rate of the destructive oxidation process on seafood.
  • Oil Barrier – non-absorbent layer holds natural fish oils keeping its natural preservative intact.
  • Slime Factor – surface contact reduces the characteristics of filmy slime on the surface keeping seafood visually dryer, firmer and dense.
  • Wicks Excess Moisture – paper under layer pulls moisture away from seafood leaving the surface drier. Supports Operational Best Practices
  • Managerial Oversight – a quality control utensil that provides a designated known surface that will be in direct contact with seafood during storage, display, and consumer take-home.
  • Chain of Custody – gives management the assurance that seafood is properly cared for at all times.
  • Reduces Shrink – keeps seafood fresher longer by maintaining color and texture, reducing off-odors, and extending the sales date.
  • Enhances Conventional Storage and Display – realize labor saving benefits by streamlining common storage and handling procedures without having to change existing operational procedures.
  • Improves Space Allocation – interleave between stacked seafood in tubs and on display trays condenses storage space and maximizes case, display, and refrigeration capacity.
  • Standardizes Processes – aids management in standardizing seafood handling, display, and storage protocols across multiple locations by providing a simple to use, flexible utensil.
  • Increases Sanitation – using the protected paper surface as a liner, cover, interleave, and wrap in all storage and handling situations promotes a cleaner environment.

Food Touch Grocery Usage Guide

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