Correct packaging of red meat is crucial to the overall quality and shelf life of the product, which in turn affects the return to the customer/importer. The polythene covering (sheet or bag) must be of a size to adequately secure the meat content for exposure to outer contamination or freezer damage.
The methods of packaging and symbols are outlined.
Individually Wrapped – Vacuum Packed (IW/VAC)
Layer Packed – Vacuum Packed(LP/VAC)
Multi Wrapped – Vacuum Packed (MW/VAC)
Tray Packed – Vacuum Packed (TP/VAC)