A packaging company is hoping its range of ‘yuck free’ meat packs will prove popular with consumers and manufacturers.

Linpac Plastics carried out a survey of 2,000 consumers, which revealed most were squeamish when handling meat and meat juices, while 69% disliked absorbent pads in meat packaging.

As a result, the company has developed a range of absorbent trays which soak up meat juices.

Product manager Adam Barnett, said: “Most people enjoy eating meat but do not relish meat handling. By providing intelligent ‘yuck free’ packaging, we can deliver solutions to help manufacturers and retailers meet the needs of consumers.”