Mylar bags used in food storage have revolutionized the way that food is stored long-term. The main ways that food is affected by long-term storage is through heat, light, moisture, oxygen, and rodents. Mylar bags help in all areas of these, although they do not replace a proper food storage container like food grade storage buckets. However, when used in conjunction with oxygen absorbers and food grade storage buckets mylar bags provide numerous benefits to keep your food safe for many years to come.
Mylar Bags create a barrier between your food and the environment. Mylar bags are used to line food grade buckets and containers and with the necessary oxygen absorbers present allow your food investment to be stored in the best possible condition. Mylar bags can be sealed with an ordinary clothes iron. We have designed all of our mylar bags to be heat sealed including our ziplock bags and stand-up pouch bags. This is as simple as selecting the size of mylar bags, buckets, and absorbers based on the food type and how much you will be storing at a time. After opening the mylar bag in the food-grade container, place the food in the bag, add the appropriate number of oxygen absorbers, heat seal the top shut, package and label the container. For more in-depth instructions, please see our detailed guide on packing your own food storage.
We design and have manufactured our own bags. This means that we control all elements of their quality from start to finish. For fourteen years now we have been offering mylar bags as a proven way for long-term food storage. Our mylar bags are a minimum 5 mils thick and have a complete aluminum foil layer core (.00035). We produce mylar bags that are not simply sprayed-on metalized polyester that other manufacturers produce. We ship our mylar bags flat, folded once or hand-rolled wrapped in food-grade plastic and never double fold our bags, which can put puncture marks in the aluminum layer and defeats their purpose. All of our mylar bags use FDA and USDA compliant liner material for safe food contact. Please note that with the exception of the 18" x 28" bag, all of our smaller ziplock bags are a pouch style and can stand up on end.