Smell-proof bags are great for storing items like food, cannabis, herbs and tea. They’re also helpful for packing foods to bring camping so wildlife, such as bears, won’t smell them.
From produce to cannabis, odor-resistant packaging is an in-demand feature that retailers and customers expect from today’s brands. Dymapak is proud to offer a wide range of odor-proof storage solutions that are perfect for a variety of product types.
Keep Food in the Fridge
The refrigerator does much more than keep food cold. Its sensors and programming work together to maintain the optimal environment for storage, preventing pathogen growth and preserving food.
The bottom shelf is one of the coldest spots in the fridge, and should be reserved for raw meats and fish in sealed containers. This helps to prevent juices from higher-temperature cooking foods, which could contaminate food that won’t reach the same temperature, from spilling down onto foods that need to be stored at lower temperatures.
The top shelf should be reserved for dairy and other ready-to-eat foods that don’t need to be refrigerated, like ketchup, mustard, soy sauce and similar condiments. If you store these items in the container they came from, make sure to wrap them well. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl or pitcher and use a lid or plastic wrap to cover the contents. This will help to prevent spoilage and odors from leaking.
Don’t Leave Food Out at Room Temperature
Leaving food out at room temperature for long periods of time can be dangerous. For example, if you leave leftovers from a restaurant on the counter, it could make you sick. This is because bacteria grow fast in a temperature range between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, it only takes one hour for bacteria to double in this temperature zone.
Foods that need refrigeration like meat, poultry, eggs, and produce should never be left out at room temperature for more than two hours. This time frame is even shorter on hotter days, when bacteria will grow faster.
Smell proof bags can be used to store perishables and keep them fresh until you’re ready to eat them. They’re also helpful for packing food when camping so that wild animals, including bears, won’t smell the contents. These bags are also great for transporting clothes and other personal items. The reusable odor-proof bag from Coghlan’s is a great choice for these purposes and includes a printed area for labeling.
Don’t Forget to Air Out Your Food
Food that’s stored too long can lose its freshness. This is because some of the food’s nutrients may be absorbed by the air, or even degrade from exposure to UV light. This makes storing food properly important to ensure the best taste and texture.
While many plastic containers are designed with odor resistance in mind, these tend to lack the superior odor-blocking properties of smell-proof bags. For instance, plastic zip bags such as those by Ziploc and Glad do not have micro-pockets that absorb odors like Formline odor-proof storage bags.
Instead, they allow odors to permeate the plastic and pass through over time. This can cause food to lose its freshness, and even result in freezer burn, which looks like grayish-brown leathery spots on foods. To avoid this, use a large smell-proof bag as your primary food storage container. Then, use other plastic containers to hold your leftovers and other foods destined for the fridge or freezer.
Use a Smell-Proof Bag
Using a smell-proof bag for food storage can help you preserve the freshness and quality of your meals. The bags keep oxygen out and replace it with nitrogen to prevent oxidation and degradation. They also protect your foods from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can deteriorate them over time.
Ordinary plastic sandwich-style bags are good for their intended use of temporarily storing snacks or food, but they do not prevent odors from escaping the contents. They do not contain micro-pockets that absorb odors like Formline odor-proof bags, and even when they are sealed tightly, odors can leak out of small gaps or tears in the seal.
Smell-proof bags have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among individuals who use substances with a distinct aroma. They are a great way to prevent unpleasant odors from escaping into the environment around you, and they can be used for a wide variety of purposes.