Meal Packaging System

Our unique, environmentally friendly packaging solution is available exclusively from Bullseye Food Packaging. The system has been widely adopted by the UK community meals sector as well as ready meals and convenience food providers. Recently, large scale industrial caterers have also begun reaping the benefits of our packaging.

The system combines of a selection of multi-compartment, paper pulp trays with our innovative, micro-perforated film, sealed on our easy-to-use sealing machines. The trays can be frozen to minus 40°C and heated to 205°C in conventional or microwave ovens.

Our food trays are ideal for the following applications:

  • Community and senior meals (including Meals on Wheels) operations of any size

  • Ready meal providers

  • Specialist, ethical and ethnic meal producers requiring trays with strong environmental credentials

  • Large industrial catering operations

The Benefits of our Meal Packaging System

All our trays are made from paper pulp; this means that when heated they can be safely removed from the oven with bare hands. As there are no sharp edges there are also obvious safety benefits over metal and plastic trays, which can cause injury when handled. Our trays also maintain their shape and structure when frozen; should the frozen tray be dropped it will not shatter or spill the contents. The safety benefits of our meal trays have consistently been the key reason for their popularity since their introduction.

The secure film lid keeps in freshness and nutrition and helps the meal stay hot; retaining moisture for improved taste and texture. Bullseye Food Packaging can also provide and advanced film formulation with invisible micro-perforations which release any excess steam during cooking. We can even print heating instructions or your logo onto the film should it be required.

Our trays come with a simple-to -use sealing machine in a size which suits your every need. This means a safe, leak-proof film lid can be securely fixed as soon as the tray is filled. The film adheres to the rim of each tray as well as to the edges of each compartment to prevent spillage of one part of the meal into the other during transit. This is particularly important where hot liquids are concerned. Despite the secure seal, the film lid can then be quickly and easily removed immediately prior to consumption.

With greater pressure than ever before to seek out environmentally friendly options, our meal tray solution provides the perfect answer.  All our trays are manufactured from paper pulp obtained from sustainable sources; in fact, the forests which supply the pulp for our trays are so well-managed that they are actually growing in size.

All our trays are fully recyclable, and many can be industrially composted.  They are also very lightweight, which further reduces their environmental impact during transport.  All this means that at every step, from manufacture to end-of-life, our exclusive packaging is one of the best environmental choices you can make.

Because our trays are paper-based they can be safely used in microwave ovens as well as for conventional heating up to 205°C. This means that meal providers have a choice of heating solution while consumers can quickly heat a meal at home in the method most convenient to them.

Our compartmentalised trays allow meal providers to carefully control portion sizes. This has proved an especially popular benefit in facilities which may have traditionally offered a buffet-style meal, where it is difficult to control portion size as well as financial budgets. Because the trays can be safely frozen, they also allow providers to freeze leftover meals and offer them as an alternative at a later date, further reducing food waste.

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