Equipment/Technology, Processing, fries, chips, Trends

Frito-Lay files European patent for microwaveable snack packs

Frito-Lay: One goal of the invention is to enable consumers to 'easily and efficiently replicate the restaurant experience of eating hot crispy foods' Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating. The snack major said the invention was “simple and inexpensive to manufacture” and was easy to use for the consumer. The packaging, in pillow or pouch form, could be used to heat a number of snack products, it said, including tortilla chips, potato chips, corn chips, fruit and vegetable chips, crackers, extruded puffs and pretzels. Frito-Lay filed a European patent application two weeks ago that relates to an earlier US version published in March, last year. More

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