Big bags, big risks. Preventing pests in FIBCs is a delicate challenge. One tiny insect can have an enormous impact on the content of big bags, sometimes ruining up to 1.500 kg of product. Masterpack’s Modified Atmosphere technique for FIBCs might be the solution you are looking for, with benefits stretching far beyond pest control.
The benefits of modified atmosphere go beyond the supermarket shelves and consumers’ kitchens. Food waste is a huge sustainability challenge, and innovative packaging methods have an increasingly bigger potential to tackle this challenge. This blog shines a light on how Modified Atmosphere contributes to not only benefit consumers, retailers, and processors, but also the environment.
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As we pointed out in an earlier blog, the consequences of pests in food packaging can be devastating to all parties involved - not only for the economic outcomes but all the more for consumer health. Choosing a reliable party for safe food packaging is therefore key. Looking for the best in the business that is still improving each day? Meet Masterpack, your partner in pest prevention and control.
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Maintaining the quality of almonds during long-term storage in ambient conditions is a challenge in emerging export markets all over the globe. Varying temperatures and relative humidities, depending on the location and season have a negative impact on shelf life in fresh products such as almonds, who can have a long shelf life, if properly handled.
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Both vacuum packaging and Modified Atmosphere packaging can extend shelf life for your product and preserve its freshness. Although both techniques reduce the oxygen concentration inside the packaging, they both have their pros and cons, depending on the product.
Oxygen inside the packaging of food or beverages can lead to oxidation of the product causing rancidity or product deterioration. The optimal oxygen storage levels can vary depending on the packed product. Using the Masterpack Modified Atmosphere technique, you can control the composition of the gas atmosphere within the packaging. This mostly means reducing oxygen levels and other gasses to create the right conditions for prolonged shelf life for any product. However, controlling the gas composition after filling is not only about putting the right gas mixture in, it also means keeping it optimal for prolonged periods.
The bulk storage of many food products creates perfect breeding conditions for all kinds of insects. Pests often start small and can be hard to detect in the early stages - but the consequences are enormous. Just one single insect in every kilogram of the food product means that a lorry load can carry thousands of pests. Prevention and control are therefore key and can be done within the packaging. Modified Atmosphere offers a chemical-free way of pest control with a lot of positive effects. So, how do we do it?
Healthier for consumers, and better for the environment - on does not need many reasons to be in favor of organic food. The demand for organically produced food is growing rapidly. Consumer buying habits are evolving due to their growing concerns regarding health and sustainability. This changed buying behavior, therefore, calls for changes higher up in the production chain.
Pests and contamination: the consequences can be enormous, even though the cause might be small - miniscule, in fact. Research has shown that stored product insects (SPIs) cause the greatest financial losses to food processing businesses of all pests, compared to pests from e.g. mice, rats, cockroaches and other threats.
In the case of food packaging, it’s not just the inside that counts: food packaging plays a big role in the quality of the product. It can make or break your food safety measures. Protecting the product inside starts by determining and eliminating the threats on the outside. In this blog we shine a light on three common contamination risks in food packaging. These threats exist in each step of the food chain, from production to processing, packaging and transportation.