Food Grade Film- Forming Film (Part 1)

March 18th, 2016

Do you know the advantages to using forming food grade film?


Today’s post is from the  SafeSourcing archives.

Have you ever gone to the grocery store to the meat department and noticed that the meats in the cases have clear film on them? This film is typically on the meat in two layers. This blog will discuss the first layer that goes directly onto the meat.

The forming layer of the packaging is sealed directly onto the meat – typically by heat vacuum sealing. After the forming layer is placed on the meat packages, it is clear to allow the consumer to view the product.

The requirements for the film are specific in the USDA and other government regulations. This film is only the first layer to the meat packaging. This process is the same throughout the entire meat industry in the United States.

The meat market is heavily regulated and controlled throughout the suppliers of the film and the meat distributor industry.  The second reason it is heavily controlled is because it is a closed market to the suppliers that can support the business.

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