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Oven Perfect® Fresh Pork
What if a label is inadvertently left on the package and is put in the oven and baked?
All Oven Perfect® fresh pork products have been thoroughly tested to ensure superior performance. Should a label be inadvertently left on the package, baking and eating quality are unaffected. The label will shrink and give off a mild odor in the oven, however it will only last a few minutes.
What is the ovenable package made of?
Oven Perfect packages are made from Mylar® film that is specially designed to go from the refrigerator or freezer directly to the oven.
Is the bag made out of recycled materials?
Oven Perfect packages do not contain any recycled material.
Is it safe to cook in the bag?
Oven Perfect packaging is designed specifically to cook in the bag and has been approved by the FDA and is BPA- free.
What does BPA-free mean?
BPA stands for “Bisphenol A” – a chemical that has been used to make certain plastics. Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. Oven Perfect packages do not contain BPA.
Do I have to put the package on a pan in the oven?
We recommend placing Oven Perfect products on a foil-lined pan with a rimmed edge for best results. A pan is needed to support the package properly and to catch any drippings during cooking. Placing the package directly on oven rack is not recommended.
What if I don’t cut the package open as soon as it comes out of the oven?
When Oven Perfect products have finished cooking and have been removed from the oven, the internal temperature of the meat will continue to rise. If the package is not opened before the stand time, the meat temperature will rise even higher. The meat will still be moist and juicy; however, the internal temperature may have reached “well done” or higher. We recommend cutting the bag open as soon as it is removed from the oven and letting it rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing the meat. The resting time also allows the meat juices to be reabsorbed into the meat before slicing.
Can I insert a thermometer into the meat (and cook to temperature) when I put it in the oven?
Oven Perfect products are designed to perfectly cook based on time and oven temperature, making it unnecessary to use a thermometer. Simply follow the package cooking instructions for perfectly cooked, tender, juicy and delicious pork. If you want to use a meat thermometer, please do not insert it until the packaging has self-vented so cooking times won’t be effected.
How do I get the cooking instructions if the label falls off in the store?
Oven Perfect cooking instructions are available on our website (farmlandfoods.com/cookovenperfect), or you may call our Consumer Relations department at 1‑888‑FARMLAND (327‑6526) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Should I cover the product when the bag is in the pan?
Oven Perfect products are best cooked according to package instructions. It is not necessary to cover the package when it is in the oven. Oven Perfect ovenable bags self-vent during cooking, allowing the pork to brown while roasting. If the pan is covered, then dry-heat browning will not occur.
Can I use Oven Perfect products in a microwave?
Oven Perfect products are designed to cook in the bag in the oven. We do not recommend cooking Oven Perfect in the microwave.
Can I cook more than one Oven Perfect package at a time?
You can cook more than one Oven Perfect package at a time as long as the oven temperatures for each item are the same. Allow enough room between the packages so that the oven heat can circulate properly. Be sure to remove packages after the recommended cooking time for each item.
I followed the cooking instructions, but my Oven Perfect product was still pink in the center
after I took it out of the oven. Is it fully cooked and safe to eat?
Cooking instructions on Oven Perfect packages are designed so that each cut is cooked to a perfectly done temperature. Farmland recommends cooking certain cuts of pork (tenderloins, loin filets, pork chops and loin roasts) to an internal temperature of 150°F. At this temperature, these cuts will be lightly pink in the center and will be fully cooked. You may use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork.
Can I grill Oven Perfect products?
Oven Perfect product are great right out of the bag and on the grill. Just follow the easy grilling instructions on our website.
Are Oven Perfect products gluten-free?
Most Oven Perfect products are gluten-free. Our Oven Perfect Parmesan Garlic Herb Loin Filet, made with Dale’s® Seasoning Tenderloin and Teriyaki Sesame Ginger Tenderloin contain gluten.
What should I look for when I shop for pork?
- Refrigerated meats should be cold, and frozen meats should be solid.
- Don't buy meats with torn, bulging, dented or cracked packaging.
- Buy before the "use by" or "sell by" date on the package.
- Buy cold meat last and refrigerate immediately.
What does the "use by" or "sell by" date on the package mean?
- The product is safe to eat before this date as long as the package is unopened and has been kept refrigerated.
- No matter what the date states, once opened, the product is only safe to eat for 5 to 7 days.
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