Retort packing of foods in flexible pouches has become the one of the most accepted method food preservation.
A little about retorting, pouches and products
Retort pouching of foods in flexible packing systems is the most acceptable form of food preservation. It represents a unique combination of package, process and product technology with potential economic benefits.Traditionally, tin containers have contributed to a large extent in building the confidence in processed foods. The increasing awareness and aversion to accept other methods of food preservation, irradiation and the like, have created a vast scope for retort processing of foods. Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has done pioneering work in the field of retort pouch processing of various Indian foods using indigenous materials and equipment.