Jerky Packaging Options in Australia – The Right Packaging for your Biltong
May 28, 2021
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The Best Packaging Options for Jerky & Biltong Brands
Jerky, biltong and other dried meat snack food products have become more popular here in Australia over the past few years. Various jerky products have come onto the market, boasting a variety of flavours and protein types, as well as offering different health benefits in comparison to other snack foods.
Jerky packaging is an important part of preserving beef jerky, as well as other meat-based products in order to give them the best shelf life. This includes protecting the jerky from oxygen and moisture with the right materials, using oxygen scavengers inside the pouch packaging, or even vacuum sealing your jerky packaging if needed.
Top 1: Flat Bags & Pouches
Flat bags and pouches are the most common pouch used for jerky packaging, as they are easy to make through custom printing and manufacturing processes. Flat packaging also hangs well when displayed in retail shops, and don’t take up much space in stock holding or warehouse storage. Zipper closures can be added to flat bags and pouches easily, making them a good all-round packaging pouch for beef jerky.
Why are they good for packaging beef jerky?
Due to their simple format, flat pouch packaging is often quicker and easier to make than other pouch types. This makes them generally cheaper per unit and great for single-serve jerky. Flat Pouches can also generally be ordered in small runs through our local digital print manufacturing.
Easy to fill
Flat pouches are sealed on three sides with one side left open for packing, with the large opening creating an easy to fill packaging option for brands of all sizes. Whether you are packing home-made beef jerky yourself, or are a big business with many jerky product lines, flat pouches are a favourite for packaging dried meat products.
Ideal for vacuum packing
Flat pouches are almost always used for vacuum sealing due to their great seal strength and ability to flat pack food products. Vacuum sealing removes residual oxygen in the package after filling that helps preserve product, while the materials used to make the pouch provide a barrier to keep external oxygen and moisture from getting in. For products which may not be sold quickly like bulk beef jerky or other dried meats, Flat Pouches that are then vacuum packed are the ideal choice.
Stand Up Pouches can be a great option for larger volumes of packaged jerky displayed either in retail supermarkets, or delivered direct to customers from online. Stand Up Pouches allow greater packing space than a Flat Pouch due to the gusset, while also providing a popular re-seal zipper option for keeping jerky products fresh when taken home by customers.
Why Are They Good for Packaging Beef Jerky?
Like Flat Pouches, Stand Up Pouches can be custom made to suit the exact protection needs of a particular jerky or biltong product type. The sturdy self-standing construction allows for packs to remain upright on the shelf and protect from tearing or puncture, while giving a good printing surface for artwork and design.
All pouch packaging for jerky is made to provide the best barrier to oxygen and moisture using different types of plastic films. The materials used for each jerky packaging order are custom and printed to suit that product