Introduction to Retort Pouch Technolgoy, 2005 PLACE Conference
Retort pouches have been in existence for several decades with the only major market being MRE’s for the military. Since the late 1990’s, retail food products in retort pouches have experienced substantial growth. Much is known about processing shelf stable food products in rigid, metal cans, but the processing technology for retort pouches is different. This presentation will present an overview of current processing technology for retort pouches.