Abstract: A prepackaged shirred tubular casing article comprising a shirred casing length having a sizing means confined within an unshirred portion of said casing length, said sizing means having an outer perimeter larger than the inner perimeter of said unshirred casing length.
Abstract: The specification discloses a confection holding device having a central body with an annular surface and two rigid symmetrical elongate members integrally attached to and perpendicularly extending from opposite sides of the central body. The symmetry of the holding device allows it to be mechanically inserted in a conical container without regard to its orientation. The annular surface of the central body engages the inner walls of a conical container, defining an upper chamber into which a confection may be placed. The central body and the upper elongate member support the body of a confection when the conical container is removed. The lower elongate member is held by the consumer as a handle to support the confection during consumption.
Abstract: This invention relates to an improvement in a process for preparing reinforced, artificial sausage casings wherein a tubular porous web is passed through a die, impregnated with a polymeric dope, and the polymer regenerated. The improvement resides in employing a porous web having incorporated therein from about 25 to 500 ppm based on the dry weight of the porous web of an alkyl imidazoline ethoxylate of the formula ##EQU1## wherein R is a fatty acid radical having from 10 - 22 carbon atoms in the structure and x is a number from about 3 - 10.
Abstract: This invention relates to a tubular mold having excellent resistance to stretch. The mold is a "duplex type" flexible tubular mold comprising an outer film laminate comprising:A first film ply of cellophane having a saran film bonded to its outer and inner surfaces;A second film ply of biaxially oriented polypropylene having saran coatings bonded to its outer and inner surfaces, the film ply being bonded to the coated cellophane by an adhesive; andAn inner film laminate comprising a film ply of biaxially oriented polypropylene having a saran coating on both sides.
Abstract: A tubular casing for sausage, ham or like processed meat mass is coated internally with a water-soluble complex chromium compound with a view to improved peelability, among other purposes, of the casing from the meat mass encased therein. The complex chromium compound may first be diluted with water, with the pH of the resulting aqueous solution regulated as required by the addition of a slight amount of caustic soda or the like. The thus-prepared coating fluid is coated in a suitable fashion on the internal surface of the tubular meat casing, which may be either cellulosic or fibrous, and the coated casing is then dried as by hot drafts of air.
Abstract: A tubular cellulosic sausage casing such as a tubular fibrous casing particularly suitable for use with dry sausage such as Genoa salami has a coating bonded to the interior and exterior surfaces thereof of a cured cationic thermosetting resin. A tubular cellulosic sausage casing having at least about 0.45% by weight of said cured cationic thermosetting resin bonded to the surfaces of said casing exhibits resistance to degradation by cellulolytic enzymes.