The Marinade on Demand package from Sealed Air’s Cryovac brand was awarded the Highest Achievement Award and the Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award for Technical Innovation at the 2010 Flexible Packaging Association Achievement Awards. This is the second consecutive year that the Cryovac brand has received the Highest Achievement Award honor.

The package, produced in conjunction with Chicago Meat Authority for Schwan’s Home Service Inc., combines marinade and fresh meat or poultry in a single package, where they remain in separate pockets until the end user is ready to marinate and cook the food. Keeping the marinade separate from the meat allows the use of ingredients such as acids, alcohols and tenderizers that cannot be used in pre-marinated meats because they can affect product texture and flavor over time.

The Marinade on Demand package was among 117 flexible packaging entries in this year’s competition. Twenty-two packages received awards in printing achievement, technical innovation, packaging excellence, and environmental and sustainability achievement.