The Rosenthal Meat Center has increased its ability to teach packaging technologies through the recent addition of a fully automated Rollstock Packaging Machine. The Rollstock machine is a state-of-the-art packaging system that will vacuum package all types of products.
The machine was donated by Texas Meat Purveyors (a division of Freedman Foodservice, LP) in San Antonio, Texas through their General Manager, Dwayne Padalecki. Dwayne is a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of ’86 (Animal Science), a member of the 1984 TAMU Meat Judging Team, and a former student employee at the Rosenthal Center. His continued efforts supporting the Department of Animal Science, the Rosenthal Meat Center, and the Meat Judging Program have helped extend current industry practices through the teaching, research, and Extension efforts at Texas A&M University.
Here is an example of the types of packages that can be produced with this machine. These special Texas Aggie Steaks make great gifts and are available from the Rosenthal Meat Center.