Container for sliced and fluffed food products

  • US 7,172,779 B2
  • Filed: 09/27/2002
  • Issued: 02/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A food package for containing sliced food products, the food package comprising:

  • a rigid base member;

    a compartment of the base member in which slices of a food product are received;

    a bottom wall of the compartment;

    side wall portions of the compartment upstanding from the bottom wall and having a predetermined configuration for engaging the food product to hold the slices in a fluffed arrangement thereof, wherein a side wall portion has a ramp section that extends downward and inward toward the bottom wall at an oblique angle;

    an opening to the compartment above the bottom wall; and

    a rigid lid covering the opening to contain the sliced food product within the compartment, wherein the rigid lid hermetically seals to the rigid base member to seal the sliced food product within the compartment to avoid the need for sealing the sliced food product in a separate pouch within the compartment.

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