One-Stop Jerky Packaging

IMPAK is your one-stop shop for all your jerky packaging needs. Whether you have an established brand of beef jerky and want to improve your production capabilities or you’re making vegan jerky from home and want to keep it edible as long as possible, we can help. One reason for the enduring popularity of jerky products is their long shelf life. Those who know jerky know that drying the meat is only part of that process. If you plan to sell jerky, you need just the right combination of specialized packaging; without it, you could be looking at a food safety nightmare!

How Long Does Jerky Last?

jerky on table
Jerky was created as a means to keep fresh meat edible for several days. This traditionally involved cooking, salting, and drying the meat. But these methods only prevent spoilage for less than a week. With the proper methods and equipment, jerky can now be kept edible for several weeks or even months. If you make jerky, you likely have favorite recipes and techniques to get the flavor you want. But unless you plan on eating your jerky within a week or two, you need proper packaging to extend its shelf life. To keep jerky edible for longer periods, you must package it in a virtually oxygen-free environment. This can be accomplished with oxygen absorbers or vacuum sealing with high-barrier packaging materials.

The Three Jerky Packaging MUSTS:

1. High-barrier flexible packaging that prevents air and moisture from getting to your product - available with windows, reclosable zip-seals, and tear notches so you and others can easily see and enjoy your jerky
2. An oxygen-free environment, achieved either with oxygen absorbers or vacuum sealing, to keep your product free from bacteria, preserving the look and flavor you have worked hard to perfect
3. Sealing equipment that will ensure your barrier bags are consistently and reliably sealed tight for maximum protection and freshness
These are the three categories that
IMPAK has specialized in for decades.

jerky in flexible packaging

Jerky in Mylar™ bags with O2 absorbers

We've got what you need

Maybe you're making jerky just for yourself and you can't eat it fast enough, maybe you're just starting out selling your homemade jerky and need reliable packaging, or maybe you are part of a company that ships jerky all over the world and you're looking to speed up operations. IMPAK has a wide variety of products to meet any of your needs. Whether you prefer traditional pouches or vacuum sealing, check out the categories below to see all the options we can provide to keep things fresh and tasty.

vacuum sealed jerky

Jerky in a vacuum-sealed pouch

Heat Sealed Pouches

We recommend the follwing products for this commonly-used style of packaging.

Stand Up Pouches in a variety of sizes and colors, with clear sides or windows, zip seals, and tear notches.

Mylar pouches

Oxygen Absorbers can be puchased in various sizes to fit the size of your packaging.

oxygen absorbers

Low-Volume Sealers for those packaging fewer than 100 units each day.

tabletop impulse sealer

High-Volume Sealers for those packaging more than 100 units each day.

rapid sealer

 

Vacuum Sealing

Keep oxygen out of your packages from the start with this increasingly popular method.

Low-Volume Vacuum Sealers for home/hobby jerky enthusiasts (fewer than 50 bags/day).

Hippo home vacuum sealer

Mid-Volume Vacuum Sealers for small businesses (100-500 bags/day).

Mighty Mutt vacuum sealer

High-Volume Vacuum Sealers for robust and expanding jerky sellers (800+ bags/day).

double chamber vacuum sealer

Vacuum Bags to fit all of the above machines, available in various sizes.

Custom Printing Available

Many of our pouches are ready for you to quickly apply a pre-printed label, but if you would like to explore custom printing for your jerky pouches, we can help you make that happen.



Contact us to talk about the right products to up your jerky game.