Finally, there is an upgrade to the conventional zip closure for cheese. For those of you in the UK that buy cheese with a zip closure feature, Milk Link (www.milklink.com), the leading British dairy farmer owned co-operative and largest cheese manufacturer, now offers a completely new and apparently better resealable feature for their regional cheese brands, Cadog and Lockerbie. Both brands produce cheddar and butter. Cadog (www.cadog.co.uk) is a relatively new Welsh based brand, while Lockerbie (www.lockerbiecreamery.co.uk) is a 50 year old Scottish brand.
The new resealable feature is branded Grip Strip® and features a hook and loop configuration that claims to firmly seal the pack and maintain product freshness. The Grip Strip® has repeat closure application similar to the zip feature found in many current film structures. However, the improvement is mainly in user interface – it is simply easier to seal and more forgiving to slight mis-alignment. The material is a food-grade, heat-sealable polyethylene.
This hook and loop feature was developed for Milk Link by APLX (www.aplix.com), a leader in self-gripping fasteners for over 50 years. I’m sure this would be an approved pack by Wallace and Gromit!