WIPO publishes Unilever patent for 'method of preparing a cooked seasoned food product and packaged seasoning product for use therein'

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , March 21, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/040868 was published on March 20.

Title of the invention: "METHOD OF PREPARING A COOKED SEASONED FOOD PRODUCT AND PACKAGED SEASONING PRODUCT FOR USE THEREIN."

Applicants: UNILEVER N.V. (NL), UNILEVER PLC (GB) and CONOPCO INC. D/B/A UNILEVER (US).

Inventors: Prasanta Kumar Nath (DE), Igor Zago (DE) and Matthias Stefan Zitterbart (DE).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "The invention relates to a method of preparing a cooked seasoned food product, said method comprising: introducing a food product together with a seasoning composition into a cooking bag; introducing the cooking bag containing the food product and the seasoning composition into a pan; heating the pan holding the cooking bag to cook the seasoned food product within the cooking bag; and removing the cooked seasoned food product from the cooking bag; wherein the cooking bag is made of heat-and oil-resistant paper, the inside of the cooking bag being coated with and/or forming a laminate with one or more layers selected from an aluminium layer and a heat-stable polymer layer; and wherein the edges of the cooking bag are sealed by stitching. This particular preparation method is very convenient and robust. The invention further provides a packaged seasoning product comprising: a package; 15-100 g of a seasoning component that is contained within the package; and an empty cooking bag as described before."

The patent was filed on Aug. 30, 2013 under Application No. PCT/EP2013/067978.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014040868

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