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Is Freezer Paper Really the Best Way to Store Meat?

Posted by Mark Jones on Apr 6, 2016, 9:00:00 AM

For butchers, deli owners, and individuals procuring quality meats, freezer_paper.jpgfinding the best way to preserve fresh meat is half the battle. It’s important that meat is is saved using the most effective material to avoid freezer burn or spoilage.

Many of us have used different options to preserve meat. So what’s really the best way to avoid freezing issues? At Oren International, we know quality freezer paper is the ultimate choice to keep meat safe and fresh during storage. Here are a few reasons why:

What choices do you have?

When storing beef, pork, poultry, fish, or any other meat in the freezer, a lot of people rely on plastic wrap, sealable plastic bags or aluminum foil. Sometimes they do a combination: wrap the meat in plastic wrap first, then a second layer of aluminum foil.

Some people might use parchment paper or wax paper, which doesn’t offer much protection to meat and can be difficult to label. Still, others use butcher paper, which is great for short-term meat wrapping and displaying uses, but not as suitable for storing meat for a long period of time.

Lastly, there is freezer paper, which is by far the best option for wrapping meat that looks and tastes just as appetizing when you retrieve it from the freezer after weeks or several months.

Why is freezer paper the best option for storing meat?

Premium freezer paper, unlike any other kind of wrap mentioned above, accomplishes everything you need to keep meat fresh, colorful, and flavorful for up to 12 months in the freezer.

It locks out air and locks in moisture because of its poly coating on one side and the weight of the paper, which is designed to conform closely to the shape of what you’re wrapping. This prevents freezer burn and protects the flavor and color of the meat.

The opposite side of freezer paper is similar to standard butcher paper, so you can conveniently write directly on the wrap to label every item you freeze without having to add a second layer or an additional piece of tape.

And, as an added benefit, freezer paper can be more affordable than many of the other options available. You can even get it custom printed if you want a particular design or message or if you’re using it as a marketing tool to showcase your brand.

On the other hand:

      • Plastic wrap and plastic bags trap moisture, but they can also trap air that remains stagnant with the meat.
      • Aluminum foil can often leave a metallic taste on the meat.
      • Wax paper is difficult to label it and it’s not going to fit snug to the meat.
      • Parchment paper and butcher paper do little to protect the meat against freezer burn when stored for longer periods of time.

So, to answer the question: Yes, commercial freezer paper is really the best option for storing meat in the freezer. To find out more about how to protect meat for individual or commercial use find out these 3 must-know freezer tips and we welcome you to contact us today.