Why does Katie’s vacuum pack the jerky?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

How is jerky that is made without added Nitrites safe to eat?

We use the cook process to kill harmful bacteria so that the extra chemicals aren’t needed.We make sure it is dry enough (but not too dry!) to prevent mold.Finally, we vacuum seal the bags and add oxygen absorbents so it will be as fresh as the day we pack it!
We do not use any preservatives in any of the products we produce.

What makes Katie’s process different?

To start with, WE TAKE OUR TIME.We trim and slice the meat then soak it in the marinade. That’s where it STAYS for DAYS! Then it goes in the dehydrator while our experienced jerky experts watch over it until it reaches perfection. Each and every piece is hand selected for packaging.

What about Katie’s beef?

The meat we use is always fresh! It’s trimmed so our jerky is 97% fat free. It’s USDA Choice grade beef which is the same quality you would serve up for dinner to your most honored guests! It’s cut with precision so that the slices are consistent, not too thick and not too thin. This allows the jerky to be perfectly tender with the right amount of moisture to hold in the natural beef flavor amidst all of the other seasonings.

What’s special about Katie’s Jerky flavors?

They are BIG and BOLD! The first flavor you will ALWAYS get is fresh BEEF! After that, it’s whatever the package says and a LOT of it! Our recipes are honed to perfection, and when you find the perfect flavor the challenge will be trying to make it last! Why fight it?

What is the shelf life of Katie’s jerky?

The shelf life of this product will vary depending on the recipe, but is typically one year when stored properly in a cool, dark place.Refrigeration is not required.

Does jerky mold and how dangerous is it?

Mold comes from a different source.Since we don’t use chemical preservatives, mold is possible.Vacuum packing, using oxygen absorbents, and proper storage conditions reduce the possibility of mold significantly.It is very important that you store your product in a cool and dark place.It does not need to be refrigerated.

What makes Katie’s Jerky the best?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

Are all of Katie’s products Gluten Free?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

What makes Katie’s process different?

To start with, WE TAKE OUR TIME.We trim and slice the meat then soak it in the marinade. That’s where it STAYS for DAYS! Then it goes in the dehydrator while our experienced jerky experts watch over it until it reaches perfection. Each and every piece is hand selected for packaging.

What exactly is “Private Label?

We have amazing recipes that are available for you.We will produce the jerky with the same superior quality standards that apply to everything we produce.It will be packed and labeled with your brand.You don’t have to pay for development.You are only responsible for your labels (and we will guide you through this).

What if I want to use my own meat or meat that I source?

If the meat was butchered and processed in a federally licensed meat processing plant, and can be shipped directly to us, unadulterated, we should be able to use it.

Are all of Katie’s products Gluten Free?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

Why does Katie’s vacuum pack the jerky?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

What packing options are available to me?

You will decide what kind of packaging you would prefer.  We can vacuum pack one ounce to two pound packages.  Our in house packaging options are always available to you and will yield the best pricing, quality and convenience:

  • 6”x10” 4 mil, zipper bag, hang hole (Recommended)
  • 5”x7” 3 mil, no zipper or hang hole
  • 7”x9” 3 mil, no zipper or hang hole

You may choose other options:

  • Product weight/bag
  • Bag dimensions
  • Plastic thickness
  • Zipper bag options
What if I do not have a label designer or a label printer?

We have an amazing in-house graphic designer that can help for a small additional fee.

The majority of our customers combine their label printing with ours in order to take advantage of volume discounts in lieu of placing a small individual order at much higher prices.The printing company we use does a phenomenal job.The print is very clear and the labels do not fall off as they do with many other printing companies.

You may choose your own designer and/or printer.We offer these services as a convenience.

What do I need to put on my approved label design?

Proper Labeling is required.  All labels have minimum design requirements:

  • Product Name
  • List of ingredients in descending amounts with all allergens properly declared (we provide this)
  • USDA inspection legend (we provide this)
  • Manufacturing information (manufactured for, prepared for, etc.)
  • Final packaging weight as agreed upon.
  • Nutrition Facts (we provide this)

Katie’s Snack Foods reserves the right to approve or require changes in order to meet USDA Guidelines.

How is jerky that is made without added Nitrites safe to eat?

We use the cook process to kill harmful bacteria so that the extra chemicals aren’t needed.  We make sure it is dry enough (but not too dry!) to prevent mold.  Finally, we vacuum seal the bags and add oxygen absorbers so it will be as fresh as the day we pack it!

We do not use any preservatives in any of the products we produce.

What makes Katie’s process different?

To start with, WE TAKE OUR TIME.  We trim and slice the meat then soak it in the marinade. That’s where it STAYS for DAYS! Then it goes in the dehydrator while our experienced jerky experts watch over it until it reaches perfection. Each and every piece is hand selected for packaging.

What about Katie’s beef?

The meat we use is always fresh! It’s trimmed so our jerky is 97% fat free. It’s USDA Choice grade beef which is the same quality you would serve up for dinner to your most honored guests! It’s cut with precision so that the slices are consistent, not too thick and not too thin. This allows the jerky to be perfectly tender with the right amount of moisture to hold in the natural beef flavor amidst all of the other seasonings.

What’s special about Katie’s Jerky flavors?

They are BIG and BOLD! The first flavor you will ALWAYS get is fresh BEEF! After that, it’s whatever the package says and a LOT of it! Our recipes are honed to perfection, and when you find the perfect flavor the challenge will be trying to make it last! Why fight it?

What is the shelf life of Katie’s jerky?

The shelf life of this product will vary depending on the recipe, but is typically one year when stored properly in a cool, dark place.Refrigeration is not required.

Does jerky mold and how dangerous is it?

Mold comes from a different source.Since we don’t use chemical preservatives, mold is possible.Vacuum packing, using oxygen absorbents, and proper storage conditions reduce the possibility of mold significantly. It is very important that you store your product in a cool and dark place. It does not need to be refrigerated.

What makes Katie’s Jerky the best?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

What if I want to use my own meat or meat that I source?

If the meat was butchered and processed in a federally licensed meat processing plant, and can be shipped directly to us, unadulterated, we should be able to use it.

Can you make jerky using someone else’s recipe?

Yes! We do this on a regular basis! We will sign a confidentiality agreement with you so you will feel comfortable sharing. We may have to make adjustments due to ingredient variations, but we test it multiple times, as needed, to ensure that the final product meets your requirements.

What if my recipe has gluten in it?

We will do our best to revise your recipe using gluten free alternatives. Generally this is a very simple adjustment with little, if any, noticeable change.

Why does Katie’s vacuum pack the jerky?

Do you LOVE homemade jerky but you’re disappointed with the typical carry out selection? Katie’s original recipe, quality standards, and process has not changed from the way it all started over 21 years ago!

What packing options are available to me?

You will decide what kind of packaging you would prefer.  We can vacuum pack one ounce to two pound packages.  Our in house packaging options are always available to you and will yield the best pricing, quality and convenience:

  • 6”x10” 4 mil, zipper bag, hang hole (Recommended)
  • 5”x7” 3 mil, no zipper or hang hole
  • 7”x9” 3 mil, no zipper or hang hole

You may choose other options:

  • Product weight/bag
  • Bag dimensions
  • Plastic thickness
  • Zipper bag options
What if I do not have a label designer or a label printer?

We have an amazing in-house graphic designer that can help for a small additional fee.

The majority of our customers combine their label printing with ours in order to take advantage of volume discounts in lieu of placing a small individual order at much higher prices.The printing company we use does a phenomenal job.The print is very clear and the labels do not fall off as they do with many other printing companies.

You may choose your own designer and/or printer.We offer these services as a convenience.

What do I need to put on my approved label design?

Proper Labeling is required.  All labels have minimum design requirements:

  • Product Name
  • List of ingredients in descending amounts with all allergens properly declared (we provide this)
  • USDA inspection legend (we provide this)
  • Manufacturing information (manufactured for, prepared for, etc.)
  • Final packaging weight as agreed upon.
  • Nutrition Facts (we provide this)

Katie’s Snack Foods reserves the right to approve or require changes in order to meet USDA Guidelines.

How is jerky that is made without added Nitrites safe to eat?

We use the cook process to kill harmful bacteria so that the extra chemicals aren’t needed.  We make sure it is dry enough (but not too dry!) to prevent mold.  Finally, we vacuum seal the bags and add oxygen absorbers so it will be as fresh as the day we pack it!

We do not use any preservatives in any of the products we produce.

What about Katie’s beef?

The meat we use is always fresh! It’s trimmed so our jerky is 97% fat free. It’s USDA Choice grade beef which is the same quality you would serve up for dinner to your most honored guests! It’s cut with precision so that the slices are consistent, not too thick and not too thin. This allows the jerky to be perfectly tender with the right amount of moisture to hold in the natural beef flavor amidst all of the other seasonings.

What is the shelf life of Katie’s jerky?

The shelf life of this product will vary depending on the recipe, but is typically one year when stored properly in a cool, dark place.Refrigeration is not required.

Does jerky mold and how dangerous is it?

Mold comes from a different source.Since we don’t use chemical preservatives, mold is possible.Vacuum packing, using oxygen absorbents, and proper storage conditions reduce the possibility of mold significantly. It is very important that you store your product in a cool and dark place. It does not need to be refrigerated.

What kind of jerky will I receive?
  • You will receive a variety of flavors from the wide selection that is offered by Katie’s.
  • You will also be the first to try any new recipes that Katie is working on.
  • You will only receive flavors that fit the description of the club you signed up for.
  • We will do our best to mix it up each month and give you’re the most variety possible.
Does Katie’s make the jerky that is being shipped?

YES!!  We make all of our jerky!It will be shipped directly from our facility.

Will I get the same jerky every month?

No, Katie’s has such wide flavors.

Can you personalize my box with a special request such as all sugar free jerkies?

Yes, reach out to us and we will do everything we can to make sure your needs are met!

What makes this jerky of the month club the best?
  • All of Katie’s products are All Natural, Gluten Free, Nitrite Free, Preservative Free, and contain no added MSG
  • With over 80 awards, you can be sure you will be getting the highest quality and best tasting jerky you can find
  • Katie's offers several Low Fat and Sugar Free options
  • We have a huge selection of flavors and the most personalized jerky club available for our valued customers
How will I know what jerky flavors I will receive?
  • You will receive a mix that will change each month.
  • The flavors will be selected from the category of the club you join.
  • We will do our best not to repeat flavors too often.
How soon will my jerky ship?

As soon as your initial is received, it will be packed up and shipped within 10 business days.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is free!!Shipping is already built into the cost!You will not see any additional charges related to shipping!

Where is the jerky being shipped from?

The jerky is being shipped directly from Katie’s where all of our jerky is made!Katie’s Beef Jerky is located in Hilliard, Ohio.

Can I ship jerky of the month as a gift?

Absolutely!Enter the gift recipient’s information in the checkout page.

When will my box ship?

Expect your favorite piece of mail -your box!- to ship by the 10th of each month.
We will get started on your first box as soon as you subscribe and it’ll leave our warehouse within 10 business days.

Want to keep tabs on your box?

We will send you the tracking info via email each month.

How can I track my jerky of the month?

Once your jerky is boxed and headed to the post office.You will receive an email with the tracking number.

Log into your account, scroll to eh bottom of the page, and click ‘My Account.’Click on ‘addresses.’Enter the corrected information and make sure to check the box ‘Update this address also for my active subscriptions (optional).

How much does it cost?

Month to month plans start at $18/month.Please go to the product pages and choose the number of bags you would like to receive and the payment terms and then you will see the price.There are many options to choose from.

How do 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month memberships work?
  • Choose your Category – mild to super-hot, meat or vegan, beef or wild game.
  • Choose how many bags of jerky you would like each month.
  • Choose how many months you would like to receive mouthwatering jerky.
  • Wait by your mailbox for your scrumptious jerky!
What type of payment is accepted?

We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.

How do I cancel my membership?

Monthly subscriptions can be canceled up to 5 days prior to shipping.You can find the cancellation option by logging into your account, scrolling to the bottom of the page, and clicking on “My Account.”

Will my credit card automatically be charged if I am on a pre-paid plan?

Not after the initial payment.If you are on a pre-paid 3-, 6-, or 12-month plan, your membership will not auto-renew.

Can I cancel a pre-paid plan?

Yes.If you want to cancel the pre-paid plan, you will need to submit your request through our VIP Club form.You will receive a credit to be used anytime on our website.The amount will be 50% of the prorated balance.

How do I know when my next payment will occur?

You can find the payment information by logging into your account, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on ‘My Account.’

Do I have to sign a contract?

No, there is no contract required

How is jerky that is made without added Nitrites safe to eat?

We use the cook process to kill harmful bacteria so that the extra chemicals aren’t needed.  We make sure it is dry enough (but not too dry!) to prevent mold.  Finally, we vacuum seal the bags and add oxygen absorbers so it will be as fresh as the day we pack it!

We do not use any preservatives in any of the products we produce.