Retort Pouches

Retort Pouches

A lightweight and economical alternative to industrial canning methods.

Using retort pouches gives long shelf-life to specialised products. It’s perfect for packaging sauces, soups, curries, ready-to-eat meals, cooked meats, yogurts, baby food, and even pet food.

Key features

Uses high barrier materials which are suitable for liquid products

Excellent and efficient packaging for shelf display and market presentation


Can withstand high temperatures and is microwave-safe

Solutions we’ve provided for our clients

What do you need to get started?

Tell us what you need

Telling us the story behind your product and brand is vital in the design process so we can create packaging solutions that will meet all of your requirements.

Collaborate with us

We will work closely with you to ensure that your packaging captures the brand’s essence. Your ideas are more than welcome and will give us a better understanding of how you want to present them to your customers.

Wait for your packaging

All that’s left now is to wait for our team to finish manufacturing your packaging, then we’ll ship them to you ASAP!

Frequently asked questions

A retort pouch is designed with the special lamination of high barrier properties like aluminum foil and cast polypropylene. They are made to withstand the heat during the aseptic process for food products.

The material we use for the retort pouch ensures prolonged shelf life. It is also more flexible than single-use plastic, glass, or cans.

The retort process is one of the most effective methods of sterilization, using high temperatures, for food packaging. This is done to extend shelf life and maintain product freshness. Thermal processing enables food to remain safe for consumption, allowing it to be stored for long periods without the need for refrigeration.
The retort process is most effectively used in stand-up pouches and 3-side seal pouches. These can be special shaped pouches or include spouts.
Yes, food safety compliance certifications such as FSSC, BRC, ISO, and HACCP can be made available on request. Since most of our products are used for various food products, safety is of utmost importance.
Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
01 Ina Parmaan_s
Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
"We have been working with Foster Packaging for almost fifteen years. Their main attributes have been quality and service. When there are issues, Foster Packaging is more than willing to resolve them as soon as possible. We would recommend them as a supplier. In fact, we have turned so many other suppliers away over the years due to the service we receive from Foster."

Ina Paarman’s Kitchen

Lucius Petersen – Procurement Manager

Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
02 Nature_s Choice
Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
"Foster Packaging is a truly professional and supportive business, always willing to assist and give input into existing business opportunities and new developments. Execution is quick, and they are ALWAYS reliable. Thank you, Foster!"

Nature’s Choice​

Ruan Coetzee – Supply Chain Director​

Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
04 Darling Olives
Successful brands we’ve partnered with​
"We as a company have been using Foster Packaging for the last couple of years and always received a high level of customer service, quality packaging, and on-time delivery! I would fully recommend this very well-established, attentive, and professional company."

Darling Olives (Pty) Ltd

Nicole Koen – Production Manager

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Shift to lightweight packaging with our retort pouch

Let us help you make the shift to lightweight, more flexible packaging with retort bags. Provide the most convenience to your customer with these customisable packaging options.