Aaron L. Brody

The North American retort pouch and tray market is estimated to be well over five billion units, with a double-digit annual growth rate in the United States.

Starkist Tuna Fillets are among the newest products packaged in retort pouches.These numbers are far above those of a decade ago when the military's Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) rations and a few pet foods were at the periphery of a "perilous" technology. With boosts from increased military and humanitarian needs, offshore processing/packaging facilities and consumer acceptance, retort pouch/tray technologies appear to be…

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