Vacuum sealer bags can help extend the shelf life of perishable food items, reduce food waste, and maintain the quality and freshness of your products. A chamber vacuum sealer works by removing air from the bag, which helps prevent spoilage and bacteria growth. Using vacuum sealing equipment can also help streamline the food packing process and reduce labor costs by making it easier and faster to package.
It's important to select bags that are compatible with your machine and appropriate for the type of food you will be sealing. Using the right type of bag can help ensure a secure seal and optimal preservation of your food.
Chamber vacuum sealer bags come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and styles. Many options are also microwavable safe and can be boiled. Chamber sealer bags always have smooth edges since they don't require the textured side that traps and pushes the air out like an edge sealer bag does.
Standard Vacuum Sealer Bags
Standard chamber vacuum sealer bags are made of a single layer of material, typically a high-grade polyethylene or polypropylene. These bags are smooth and clear, making it easy to see the contents inside. They can be used to seal a variety of food items.
High Barrier Vacuum Sealer Bags
High barrier vacuum sealer bags have a clear front and printed back. These clear/gold and clear/black vacuum bags are ideal for packaging processed meats and other products that require high oxygen benefits.
Safe Handling Vacuum Sealer Bags
Safe handling vacuum sealer bags are surface printed with standard safe-handling instructions in blue. Commonly used for sealing meats that need extra handling instructions.
Zipper Vacuum Sealer Bags
Zippered vacuum sealer bags are a versatile solution for both food and non-food applications. With open bottom filling and hang holes, these pre-zippered vacuum sealer bags conveniently display products.
A chamber vacuum sealer can seal a wide range of solid and liquid foods. Here are some of the common uses.
Meat and Poultry - A chamber vacuum sealer can seal cuts of meat and poultry, such as beef, chicken, pork, and lamb, to extend their shelf life and maintain their quality and freshness for up to 2 years. It can also be used for deeply marinating meat or poultry.
Fish and Seafood - Fish and seafood are highly perishable and require careful handling to maintain their quality and freshness. A chamber vacuum sealer can seal fillets of fish, shrimp, scallops, and other seafood items, helping to preserve their texture, flavor, and nutritional value for up to 2 years.
Cheese - Vacuum sealing helps to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, which can cause the cheese to spoil. Vacuum sealing hard and soft cheese can keep it fresh for up to 8 months.
Fruits and Vegetables - Sealing fruits and vegetables can extend their shelf life and prevent spoilage for up to 2 years. The vacuum sealing process helps to prevent freezer burn and maintain the quality of the produce.
Soups, Stews, and Sauces - A chamber vacuum sealer can easily seal liquid-based foods such as soups, stews, and sauces, which can be a challenge to package. By removing the air from the package, this helps to prevent oxidation and maintain the quality of the product for up 3 years, which is similar to a can.
Other food items such as nuts, baked goods, dry foods, coffee, powders, and spices can also be vacuum sealed, typically doubling their shelf lives.
**Foods that should not be vacuum sealed include mushrooms, garlic, bulb vegetables, and unpasteurized cheeses since lack of oxygen can promote the growth of harmful bacteria within these items. Also foods sealed at cooler temperatures are less likely to grow bacteria.
Vacuum sealer bags are an essential packaging material for any commercial food packing need. They offer a cost-effective and reliable way to preserve, package, and protect perishable food items. Whether you are a small local producer or a large food manufacturer, we can help get you the right vacuum packing supplies. Contact us to talk with a packaging specialist.