Food Grade Film- Non-Forming Film (Part 2)

March 22nd, 2016

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


Today’s post is our SafeSourcing Archives.

Have you ever gone to the grocery store to the meat department and notice 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 second layer that adds protection to the meat.

The non-forming layer of the packaging is sealed directly onto the forming layer instead of the meat typically by heat vacuum sealing. After the non-forming layer is placed on the meat packages, it is typically clear to allow the consumer to view the product. However, most of the suppliers do offer other colors of non-forming layers to match the distribution branding.

The requirements for the film are specific within the USDA and other government regulations. This film is the second 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 all throughout the suppliers of the film and the distributors of the meat itself. The second reason it is heavily controlled is because it is a closed market in regards to suppliers that can support the business.

For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

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