For years, packing products companies have run into difficulties when it comes to the question of packing and shipping meat. There is a plethora of benefits for both the consumer and the manufacturer in exploring the arena of packaging within the food industry. If one were to merely snapshot the volume of the fresh meat market alone, one would be astounded. According to reports, that one product accounts for approximately 4 billion pounds and $15 billion in sales annually. The packaging involved must take on several facets, including protection against contamination, ranging temperature levels and lighting. It also must provide an appealing, transparent package on which a label can be displayed. In an effort to extend the shelf life of meat, the industry looks to the development of new products to facilitate potential geographical sales, improve the ease of shipping, lower the cost of meat production on the environment and reinvigorate the product’s premium nature.