Pork Fact, The Comparison Of Shelf Life Vacuum-Packed Pork And Beef

At Van Wyngaardt, we pride ourselves in only providing the best quality pork meat products. With our range of sausages, bacon, assorted hams, assorted loaves, ribs, eisbeins, and more, we always have something you’re looking for. As a part of our product offering, some of our pork meat products are vacuum-packed to increase shelf-life and how long you can store our pork meat products in your own fridge or freezer.


How Can Vacuum-Packing Products Benefit Meat Products?

Vacuum packing meat products is a great method to ensure that the meat product lasts longer, but it also has other advantages. When buying fresh meat off the shelves, you would normally need to cook the product within a few days of purchasing it to avoid the meat from spoiling and turning it into waste. However, with the new technology of being able to vacuum pack meat, the shelf-life of meat products has increased by a large amount. By vacuum-packing products, you can always cut down preparation times as you don’t need to season or marinade your meat products and if kept in the fridge you don’t have the need to defrost the meat.

Top 4 Benefits of Vacuum-Packing Meat Products

  1. It makes cooking more organised. Vacuum-packed meat is often easier to store in your fridge or freezer and it’s readily available when you need to cook.
  2. No more freezer burns. Vacuum-packing meat products are protected and when storing them in the freezer, they will avoid getting an icy layer on the actual meat.
  3. Richer flavour meat that is vacuum-packed can often be marinated, but in general, the integrity of the juices, texture, and taste are kept the same as if it was fresh.
  4. Saves you time and money. Buying meat that is vacuum-packed allows you to buy in bulk and keep meat fresher for longer. This will save you many trips to the grocery stores and throwing away meat that has spoiled.

Shelf-Life of Vacuum-Packed Meat

Once the meat is vacuum-packed, this allows the food is to be preserved between 3 to 5 times longer than food that is stored in normal plastic containers or bags.


How Long Does Vacuum-Packed Meat Last in the Fridge Versus the Freezer?

Storing meat in the fridge versus the freezer does make a difference in how long the product lasts.

Fridge: You can store vacuum-packed meat in the refrigerator for around 1 to 2 weeks.

Freezer: Meat products that are vacuum-packed and stored in the freezer can be kept for a period of 2 to 3 years. However, it would be best to eat the meat within the first 12-18 months of freezing.


How Long Does Vacuum-Packed Beef vs Pork Last?


If pork meat is vacuum-packed and kept in a fridge, the shelf-life is at an average of 10 to 14 days, before the meat either needs to be frozen or cooked to avoid spoiling.


If beef meat is vacuum-packed and kept in a fridge, the shelf-life averages at around 10 days before the meat needs to be frozen.

How Do We Ensure That Our Pork Products Are Vacuum-Packed Correctly?

At Van Wyngaardt, we ensure that our pork products are vacuum sealed by removing any air surrounding the food product while encasing it in food-safe packaging. Removing the air decreases the moisture levels and removes the possibility of any bacteria growing on the meat product.

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