Resealable food container with lid having a tamper evident tear away band

  • US 8,672,166 B2
  • Filed: 12/24/2008
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/24/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tamper-evident container, comprising:

  • a base tray having a bottom and a sidewall forming an interior volume, the base tray further comprising an edge extending peripherally outward from an upper edge of the sidewall; and

    a lid having an edge extending peripherally outward therefrom, the lid edge being configured to mate with the tray edge to close the container, the lid edge having an inner portion and an outer portion, the inner and outer portions having a perforated section therebetween, the perforated section extending continuously around the entire periphery of the lid such that no portion of the lid can be separated from the tray without separating at least a part of the outer portion from the inner portion along the perforated section, whereby the outer portion forms a tamper-evident seal removable from the inner portion for removing the lid from the tray,wherein the peripherally extending edge of the tray is disposed beneath the outer portion of the lid edge and extends peripherally outward to or beyond a free end of the outer portion of the lid edge to protect the tamper-evident seal.

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