We vacuum seal most items for online orders. This removes all the oxygen from contact with the meat and effectively puts the meat in an environment that doesn't break down. Vacuum sealing vastly improves the shelf-life of the meat.
Vacuum sealed food will freeze better. As its impossible to develop freezer burn, and what's more that when it comes time to defrost the impermeable layer is very handy when submerging the item in water (always the best method!).
Fresh Beef and Lamb
If your beef or Lamb is cryovaced it will last 2 weeks in the fridge, or 4months in the freezer. If it’s not cryovaced it will last 4 - 5 days in the fridge
Fresh Poultry and Pork
Poultry and Pork is best eaten as fresh as possible. However if it’s cryovaced it will last 5 - 6 days in the fridge, or 4 months in the freezer. If it’s not cryovaced it will last 3 - 4 days in the fridge.
If cryovaced keep for no longer than 3 days in the fridge. The fresher the better, if your not going to use it for a couple of days freeze. If it’s not cryovaced it will last 2 - 3 days.
Sausages and Burgers
Sausages and burgers unfortunately cannot be cryovaced. Keep it in the fridge no longer than 3 days. The fresher the better, if your not going to eat them for a couple of days freeze.
All our cured meats will come cryovaced with a use by date. Please keep in mind when ordering our naturally cured product, the use by date will be a little shorter. Please not small goods do not freeze well, we would not recommend it.
For all meats if cryovaced, open it up and let it breathe for an hour or so before cooking. Don't be put off by a smell that often comes when the bag is first opened. This is caused by the meat sweating in the vacuum environment and is totally normal and quickly disappears when exposed again to oxygen. Also most discolouration will quickly come back to normal with red meats after some time in normal oxygen rich air. If your meat is not cryovaced take it out of the plastic bag when you get home and put it in your fridge on a plate or in a reusable container. This will stop the meat from sweating, prolonging its life in your fridge.
Any further questions please contact us, we’re here to help!
Note these are just our tips everyones fridge temperatures are different so these recommendations might vary. Please use own customer discretion.