custom pouches for packaged meat snacks

With an increased demand for easily accessible, high protein meat snacks, consumers expect more from their packaging. Jerky packages and other processed meat pouches should allow consumers the convenience and portability they need, to easily store their deli and lunch meat snacks, without having to worry about spillage or preserving freshness. Jerky bags with puncture-resistant, lightweight and resealable features are at the top of the list of desirable functions.

At ePac, we manufacture stand-up pouches, lay-flat pouches, and roll stock for jerky, meat sticks, processed meats, and other meat snacks. Our pouches can be produced as bottom-fill, or top-fill, to fit the requirements for your pouch-line equipment and manufacturing process.

jerky pouch must-haves:

Optimize your beef jerky packaging design with these essential features:

high-barrier films

Help to preserve product freshness while providing an oxygen + moisture + scent barrier.


With the addition of a press-to-close zipper, you can extend shelf life + and portion control.


Add a transparent or clouded window for a sneak peek of what’s inside.

tear notches

Include this optional feature for easy opening and to ensure a clean tear.

spot embellishments

Draw attention to specific imagery or words on your packaging, providing a premium look. 

peelable films 

Maintain product freshness and ensure ease of opening and can be converted based on co-packer needs, such as flow wrap or horizontal form fill and seal. 

keep your customer engaged + reward them for their purchase

Whether the ingredients that go into your meat-making process are sustainably raised, hand-cut, or marinated with a twist, your consumers want to know! Provide them with up-to-date engaging content and keep them coming back with loyalty programs, all built into your packaging, accessible with a phone + QR code. 

eco-friendly beef jerky packaging 

At ePac, we offer a variety of different sustainable packaging solutions including recyclable, post-consumer recyclable or compostable films. Each of our eco-friendly packaging options are produced to provide the same level of protection as our standard pouches and rollstock, but designed with the environment in mind. Click here to learn more about our high-quality sustainable jerky packaging options. 

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How do you package jerky to keep it fresh?

At ePac, we use premium-grade films that block moisture, oxygen, and aroma from entering or exiting the bag, which maintains the freshness of the jerky inside. This helps to extend shelf life, while keeping your customers coming back for more.

What are beef jerky packaging requirements?

There is no one size fits all for jerky and processed meat packaging. Our team of experts will help determine which packaging structure is best for your product and make recommendations based on our years of experience.

What materials do you use for jerky packaging?

Our jerky, processed meats, and biltong packaging is made up of a variety of films from high-barrier to metallized to sustainable, depending on the type of barrier you’re looking for.

What features do you offer for custom beef jerky packaging?

We develop stand up and lay flat pouches with a variety of features including resealability, transparent and clouded windows, tear notches, spot embellishements, peelable films, and more.

Do you offer sustainable or recylable packaging for jerky products?

We do! We offer a variety of different sustainable packaging options, which you can learn more about here.

What is your turnaround time on jerky packaging?

Our turnaround time for jerky packaging is 5 business days for rollstock, and 15 business days for finished pouches, once your artwork has been approved.

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