Storage life of vacuum packaged beef

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Retrieved: September 19, 2019, 3:59 pm



Opportunities to trade Canadian beef to distant, overseas markets are increasing. Developing these markets requires demonstration of an adequately long storage life for Canadian product.

A recently-completed research project, funded by the National Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster, worked to determine how long various cuts of Canadian beef stored at different temperatures would keep at a condition acceptable to consumers.

Results found that the storage life for vacuum packaged cuts at -1.5oC, the coldest temperature that beef can be stored without freezing, was 130 days or more. Recognition that Canadian vacuum packaged beef can attain a very long storage life during distribution could be an important tool in developing overseas markets.

To learn more about this research, view the fact sheet: http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/storage-life-of-vacuum-packaged-beef-65

 

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