Vacuum Sealed Meat Shelf Life

Posted by Joe Mancuso

If you are in an industry that sells or ships meats, you should know about vacuum sealed meat shelf life versus the shelf life of meat products that are not vacuum sealed. Typically meat products such as raw meat or deli meat will need to be cooked or consumed within a few days of purchase before the product spoils. However, meat products like chicken, beef, fish, and more can be stored for 10 days before needing to be cooked or frozen. Vacuum sealing works by removing excess oxygen, slowing down the process of food perishing, reducing waste and keeping products fresh longer. Meal preparation kits, specialty food suppliers, food manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants can all benefit from vacuum packaging their meat products. 

Frozen and Raw Vacuum Sealed Meat Shelf Life Benefits:

  • Raw Meats – Raw meats can be kept up to 10 day when vacuum packed before needing to be cooked or frozen. In comparison, raw meat that is not vacuum packed will only last 3-5 days in the refrigerator before turning.
  • Frozen Meats – Frozen raw meats that are properly vacuum sealed can be stored in the freezer from 1-3 years depending on the type of meat. However, raw meat that is not vacuum sealed will only last 1-12 months depending on the meat.
  • Shipping Benefits – Any food shipping service, meal prep kit provider, or food service who ships perishable foods to their customers can greatly benefit from the extended shelf life provided by vacuum seal packaging. This helps to ensure that products will not spoil during the shipping process. Read more about vacuum sealed shelf life benefits here.

Looking to Extend Vacuum Sealed Meat Shelf Life?

Vacuum sealed meat shelf life is much longer than the shelf life of meats that are not vacuum sealed, helping to reduce waste and ensure your customers receive a fresh, high quality product. If you are looking for the right vacuum sealing equipment for your needs contact AMAC Technologies here today. AMAC Technologies and their team of vacuum packaging specialists are standing by ready to help.