Compared to the traditional way of getting meat cut by butchers at grocery stores, case-ready meats are much safer. Case-ready meats are precut, prepackaged, and prelabeled at a central facility. Since these central packaging facilities undergo more safety scrutiny and are better equipped than grocery store butchers, the possibility of contamination is greatly reduced. This also eliminates a major step in the traditional two-step process, making processing more efficient -- this enables cost and labor savings to retailers.
Case-ready packaging maintains the quality of the meat and expands its shelf life. It lets us purchase the exact portion size that we need and allows stores to have wider selection of meats that is available to us at any time.