Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Different types of food can benefit from different configurations of Modified Atmosphere Packaging.
The range of foodstuffs can be separated into two wide categories – ‘non-respiring’ and ‘respiring’ products. While meat, cheese and fish would be classed as non-respiring, fruit and vegetables are known to respire when sealed in plastic packaging. Modified Atmosphere Packaging techniques can adapt to these differences, giving the freshest possible product to the consumer. CELABOR scientists have developed a high-barrier film for meat, cheese and fish, and this prevents excessive oxygen from reaching the product. Conversely, a low-barrier film has been created to be used for fruits and vegetables, and this allows the produce to respire in order to maintain the highest possible level of freshness.