complete custom jerky packaging

IMPAK is your one-stop shop for all your jerky packaging needs. Whether you're one of the millions of Americans making jerky at home and want to keep it edible as long as possible, or you have an internationally-recognized brand and want to improve your production capabilities, we can help.

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alien jerky

How Long Does Jerky Last?

One reason for the enduring popularity of jerky products is their long shelf life. Created as a means to keep fresh meat edible for several days, jerky preparation traditionally involved cooking, salting, and drying the meat. But this alone only prevents 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 plan to sell jerky, you need just the right combination of specialized packaging; without it, you could be looking at a food safety nightmare.

If you make jerky, you likely have favorite recipes and techniques to get the flavor you want. But jerky will spoil within a few days unless properly packaged. To keep jerky edible for longer periods, you must seal it in a package that is virtually oxygen-free and keep it that way. This can be accomplished with a combination of high-barrier packaging materials and either oxygen absorbers or vacuum sealing.

 

The Three Jerky Packaging MUSTS:

  1. High-barrier flexible packaging that keeps out air and moisture - available with reclosable zip-seals, tear notches, hang holes, and windows so your jerky is easily seen
  2. An oxygen-free environment, achieved either with oxygen scavenging packets or vacuum sealing, to prevent spoilage and preserve the look and flavor you 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

We've made it easy for you. Get a great deal with one of our Jerky Packs:

Jerky Pack A
jerky pack A vista bags and stay fresh packets

Includes:
1000ea 7" x 9" Gold Vista Bags
1000ea 100cc StayFresh Packets

$402.10 $249.95 (save $152.15)

Jerky Pack B
jerky pack B vista bags and stay fresh packets

Includes:
1000ea 7" x 9.5" Silver Vista Bags
1000ea 100cc StayFresh Packets

$393.60 $249.95 (save $143.65)

Jerky Pack C
jerky pack C vista bags and stay fresh packets

Includes:
500ea 7" x 12" Gold Vista Bags
500ea 200cc StayFresh Packets

$287.40 $174.95 (save $112.45)

Heat Sealed Pouches

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

Vista Pouches come in many sizes and colors, with clear sides or windows, zip seals, tear notches, and hang holes.

Mylar pouches

StayFresh Packets can be puchased in various sizes to fit the size of your packaging.

oxygen absorbers

Low-Volume Sealers for those packaging 100-500 pouches/day
(4-6/minute).

foot pedal sealer

High-Volume Sealers for those packaging 500+ pouches/day
(20-40/minute).

rapid sealer

"These StayFresh packets work great, and you can't beat the price."
- Tom J, jerky producer


How Do I Choose What to Use?

With so many pouches and oxygen absorber sizes to choose from, it can be confusing to figure out what bags fit how much jerky and require what amount of StayFresh packets. The chart below offers some approximate suggestions to get you started.

example bag sizes amount of jerky StayFresh packets
5"x8", 5"x9", 6"x8" 2 - 4oz one 50cc packet/bag
6"x10", 7"x9", 7"x10" 5 - 7oz one 100cc packet/bag
7"x12", 8"x10", 8"x12" 8 - 10oz one 200cc packet/bag
vista bags with jerky and oxygen absorbers

Vista pouches with jerky and oxygen scavengers


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 100 bags/day).

Hippo home vacuum sealer

Mid-Volume Vacuum Sealers for small businesses (100-500 bags/day)
- no external air source needed.

all electric vacuum sealer

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

nozzle style vacuum sealer

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

vacuum seal bags

label ready pouches with jerky

label-ready bags with custom branding

Custom Printing Available

Many of our pouches are label ready - perfect for you to quickly apply a pre-printed label, as shown in the image to the left. We also design and produce customer-specific full print packaging such as what you see in the image to the right. This includes Short Production Runs of as few as 6500 in 3-5 weeks. IMPAK has an in-house custom design and print department that brings brands to life for many satisfied customers. If you would like to explore custom printing for your jerky pouches, we'll make it happen.

full print jerky packaging

full print jerky packaging


label ready pouches with windows and vertical tear notches

Custom Pouches Available

Besides ready-to-ship jerky pouches, IMPAK also produces customer-specified packaging. If you want your jerky to stand out on shelves, talk to us about creating a design such as these label-ready vacuum pouches with windows and vertical tear notches (left) that provide your end user with wider access to your product. Or try an unusual material, such as these custom printed window pouches made from kraft paper (right), to give your product a standout look and feel. If you want custom pouches, IMPAK will make it happen.

custom print kraft jerky pouches with windows


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

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5” x 8” x 2.5” OD Kraft Mylar Foil Stand Up Pouch
About: 5” x 8” x 2.5” OD Kraft MylarFoil Stand Up pouch with ZipSeal and TearNotch 1000/case ..
$172.32
Black Label Ready Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouch with tear notch and hanghole
About: 6.5" x 10.0" O.D. PAKVAC5.0 Black Label Ready Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouch with windows, t..
$199.40
clear zipper seal bags
About: 6” x 10” OD Transparent vacuum pouch with tamper evident ZipSeal, Tear Notch, and 0.25" ha..
$126.25
clear zipper seal bags
About: 6” x 12” OD Transparent vacuum pouch with tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch, and 0.25" ha..
$139.25
clear and gold zipper pouch front
About: 7.0" x 12.0" OD Vista-Gold Inside Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouch with Tear Notch and Hang Ho..
$115.70
clear and gold zipper pouch front
About: 7.0" x 9.0" OD Vista-Gold Inside Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouch with Tear Notch and Hang Hol..
$209.10
clear and silver zipper pouch front
About: 7.0" x 9.5" OD Vista-Silver Inside Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouch with Tear Notch and Hang H..
$200.60
clear zipper seal bags
About: 8” x 12” OD Transparent vacuum pouch with tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch, and 0.25" ha..
$89.70
vista gold pouch with jerky and oxygen absorber packet
About: 7.0" x 9.0" OD Vista/Gold Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouches with Tear Notch and Hang Hole (P/..
$249.95
vista silver pouch with jerky and oxygen absorber packet
About: 7.0" x 9.5" OD Vista/Silver Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouches with Tear Notch and Hang Hole (..
$249.95
gold vista bags with jerky and oxygen absorber
About: 7.0" x 12.0" OD Vista/Gold Tamper Evident ZipSeal Pouches with Tear Notch and Hang Hole (P..
$174.95
50cc Oxygen Absorber
50cc Oxygen Absorbers Dimensions: 1.15" x 1.51" Good for containers of a quart size or smaller..
$163.45
stay fresh branded oxygen absorber pouches 50cc
50cc Oxygen Absorbers Dimensions: 1.15" x 1.51" Good for containers of a quart size or smaller..
$24.31
stay fresh branded oxygen absorber pouches 100cc
100cc Oxygen absorbers Dimensions: 1.35" x 1.72" Suggest using 3 of these in a #10 can or..
$19.30
100cc Oxygen Absorber
100cc Oxygen absorbers Dimensions: 1.35" x 1.72" Suggest using 3 of these in a #10 can or..
$192.45
200cc Oxygen Absorber
200cc Oxygen Absorbers. Dimensions: 1.56" x 1.72" Use with medium sized bag when not vacuuming..
$178.48
stay fresh branded oxygen absorber pouches 200cc
200cc Oxygen Absorbers. Dimensions: 1.56" x 1.72" Use with medium sized bag when not vacuuming..
$17.17
front and back of brown Kraft stand pouches with bottom vista window
About: 6" x 9.37" x 3.25" OD Kraft stand up pouch w/ zipper and tear notch with die cut window ..
$203.99
Kraft Bag Stand Up Pouch with HEART window
About: 6.0" x 9.37" x 3.25" OD Kraft Bag Stand Up Pouch with HEART window Quantity: ..
$168.10
5" x 8" Black Pouch with Clear Window and Tear Notch
About: 5.0" x 8.0" O.D. PAKVAC5.0 Black Label Ready Pouch with Tear Notch and Hang Hole Quanti..
$139.60
7.5" x 11.25" OD Yellow Label Ready Pouch with Tamper Evident ZipSeal
About: 7.5" x 11.25" OD Yellow "Label Ready" pouch with window, tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notc..
$167.50
two empty transparent zipseal pouches with hang hold and tamper proof seal
About: 6” x 10” OD Transparent vacuum pouch with tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch and 0.25" han..
$126.25
7.5" x 11.25" Black Label Ready Pouch with Tamper Evident ZipSeal
About: 7.5" x 11.25" OD Black "Label Ready" pouch with window, tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch..
$177.80
7.5" X 11.25" Red Label Ready Pouch With Tamper Evident ZipSeal
About: 7.5" x 11.25" OD Red "Label Ready" pouch with window, tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch ..
$177.80
clear vacuum pouch with zip seal
About: 7.5" x 12.75" OD  Transparent vacuum pouch with tamper evident ZipSeal, tear notch an..
$261.40
8” x 12” OD Transparent Vacuum Pouch with ZipSeal
About: 8” x 12” OD Transparent Vacuum Pouch with Tamper Evident ZipSeal and Tear Notch   ..
$117.25
single black zipper pouch with clear window on front and back
About: 6.5" x 10.0" O.D. PAKVAC5.0 Black Label Ready TamperEvident ZipSeal Pouch with tear notch ..
$199.40