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Are you looking to develop new products to put on the chilled ready meals market? Keep reading. The Micvac method offers a number of advantages to consumers and producers alike. Let’s take a quick look at the most prominent features and how they are achieved.

Micvac motto - Fresh thinking, served

We serve the method, you serve the food

We don’t produce food. Our job is to help you put a new and improved product on the market by providing the necessary know-how and technology.

The patented Micvac method can be divided into two main parts:

  • The package – a special combination of materials and design, plus a particularly clever little valve, working together to enable in-pack cooking and pasteurisation.
  • The food preparation line – where the trays are filled with fresh ingredients, cooked, pasteurised and chilled in one smooth, continuous process.

Find out more about the fresh way to produce chilled ready meals in the menu above, or scroll down to learn more about the sellable difference.

Micvac chilled ready meals preparation and packaging line

Packed with sellable differences!

Tasty and
nutritious!

The Micvac in-pack cooking solution offers a number of advantages compared to old techniques. The method allows fast cooking at a high temperature. The result is that more vitamins, texture and colour are preserved, no matter the ingredient. The bonus is that all of the flavour stays in the tray.

An upright
product!

Other production methods require preservatives to enhance quality and ensure shelf life. With Micvac you don’t need to add anything at all. During the pasteurisation process a natural vacuum is created leaving the tray airtight. The vacuum will keep the meal fresh for weeks and also allows the product to be displayed upright on the store shelves.

The first
intelligent
ready meal!

Chilled ready meals are all about convenience. The Micvac method offers new features making it even more practical for the consumer. The tray is designed to ensure even heating, all the way through. The clever little valve will make a whistling sound when the meal is ready to eat.

How to brand a Micvac-made product

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The health angle

There are a couple of strong health benefits that come with the Micvac method. The natural vacuum offers the possibility to cook entirely without preservatives and still gain excellent keeping qualities. (The vacuum seal is also a guarantee that no one has tampered with the food after pasteurisation, a strong symbol of food safety.) A short thermal treatment retains a higher vitamin content (for example vitamin C in vegetables), compared to traditional methods such as autoclave/retort cooking. In other words the table is set for a brand new line of products for a health-conscious target group.

Micvac’s simple and effective in-pack-cooking

The convenient convenience food

The Micvac method enables you to position your product as even more convenient than the average convenience food. Preparing your meal couldn’t be easier. The tray is designed to eliminate cold spots and ensure an even temperature right through to the middle. The clever Micvac valve produces a loud whistle to inform you when your meal is ready. So no more running back and forth to the microwave, trying to get it just right. And as if that’s not enough, we also offer excellent keeping qualities. A Micvac meal will stay fresh for weeks in the fridge. So just stack them up for hungry days to come.

Using the Micvac technology, no preservatives or flavour enhancers are needed

The natural touch

You might argue that natural and healthy are the same thing, but there are subtle yet important differences. For example you don’t have to be into sports and fitness to appreciate natural. No preservatives is the strong selling point here. Micvac uses a natural preservation technique – gentle heat treatment in combination with vacuum. And the Micvac method also lowers the demand for flavour enhancers. Just add a classic recipe, ecological/fair trade/local ingredients and an eco-friendly package and you are ready to hit the shelves.

Micvac packaging allows you to take your food brand to the next level

Food is fun

Micvac is the only chilled ready meal (probably the only food item) that actually tells you when it’s ready to eat. This truly differentiating feature also makes preparing your meal more fun and a lot easier. Even a child can get it right. To add to the fun, why not bring a story to your brand? You could for instance put dinosaur-shaped pasta in there and a nice colourful sleeve. Et voilà! You have a fresh brand to bring to the market. And PS: don’t forget to tell parents that this fast food is actually good for their children.

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