Modified atmosphere package

  • US 5,948,457 A
  • Filed: 06/09/1998
  • Issued: 09/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A modified atmosphere package comprising first and second compartments separated by a partition member, said partition member including a non-barrier portion substantially permeable to oxygen, said first and second compartments being encompassed by an outer wall substantially impermeable to oxygen, said first compartment being substantially free of oxygen in response to substantially removing the oxygen from said pocket and introducing one or more gases creating a modified atmosphere within said first compartment, said first compartment containing an oxygen scavenger activated with an oxygen scavenger accelerator to substantially absorb residual oxygen within said first compartment, said second compartment containing a retail cut of raw meat.

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