Meats 

 

Fresh Meats:

Fresh meats are usually vacuum packed in medium barrier Nylon/Polyethylene film. According to the definition, the packaged meat is considered fresh for a period of up 21 days but can generally last longer. Vacuum packaging the meat preserves the freshness and flavor by up to 5 times its regular refrigerated life. The meat maintains texture and appearance and is protected from bacteria or microorganisms. Freezer burn is eliminated and the moisture of the meat is preserved.

Processed Meats:
Processed meats are usually packed in high barrier films that contain Saran (PVDC) or EVOH. These films can be co-extruted or laminated. Smoked, cured or dried meats need this excessive barrier because processed products are sensitive to ultraviolet light rays and oxygen, which directly affect the color retention. Some products in this category are hot dogs, cold cuts, hams, sausages, salamis, jerkys and any other processed meat. A usual shelf life is anywhere from 2-6 months.

 
Frozen Meats:
Frozen meats are usually packed in medium barrier Nylon/Polyethylene films, which eliminate freezer burn. Under frozen conditions, less flow of oxygen is present therefore extending shelf life to approximately 1-3 years and once defrosted, 4 to 5 days.
    
 
FRESH
Product
Material
Storage Period
Bacon
PA/PE
30 Days
Beef
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Chops
PA/PE
4-6 Months
Ground Beef
PA/PE
3-4 Months
Hamburger Meat
PA/PE
3-4 Months
Pork Chops
PA/PE
4-6 Months
Pork Roast
PA/PE
4-6 Months
Raw Roast
PA/PE
30 Days
Roast
PA/PE
6-12 Months
Sausage
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Sausage (Hard)
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Sausage (Summer)
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Steaks
PA/PE
6-12 Months
Veal
PA/PE
3-4 Months
Other Fresh Meats
PA/PE
30-45 Days
 
PA/EVOH/PE
45-60 Days
The above information may deviate due to freshness and composition of materials

FROZEN
Product
Material
Storage Period
Beef
PA/PE
2-3 Years
Lamb
PA/PE
2-3 Years
Pork
PA/PE
2-3 Years
Ground Beef
PA/PE
1 Year
Ground Lamb
PA/PE
1 Year
Ground Pork
PA/PE
1 Year
The above information may deviate due to freshness and composition of materials

PROCESSED
Product
Material
Storage Period
Hot Dogs
PA/PE
1-2 Months
Pepperoni
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Cooked Ham
PA/PE
2-3 Months
Corned Beef
PA/PE
30 Days
Ham (Fully Cooked)
PA/PE
30 Days
 
PA/EVOH/PE
30-60 Days
Jerkys
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Sausage
PA/PE
30-60 Days
Stew Meat
PA/PE
3-4 Months
Other Meats
PA/EVOH/PE
2-6 Months
 
PET/EVOH/PE
2-6 Months
The above information may deviate due to freshness and composition of materials

 


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