3 Reasons the Food Industry is choosing Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Posted on 1 October 2020

There are many applications for MAP, but especially the food industry has picked up on it. And we can’t blame them: the list of benefits for that specific sector is long and filled with value. In this blog, we’ll explain you why Modified Atmosphere is the way to go for food packaging.

How Modified Atmosphere entered the food industry

Modified Atmosphere has been developing for years, but when it first entered the food sector, it made a big change. It enables certain products to be shipped further and stored longer, meaning we can eat foods from different parts of the world. Simultaneously, these characteristics mean producers can save money and manage their supply chain,

1: MAP keeps food tasting, smelling and looking great

Sure, it is great if a product doesn’t go bad as fast, but that is useless if the taste or smell gets lost in the process. With Modified Atmosphere, you don’t have to worry about that. It is meant to elongate the shelf life while keeping the smell and taste on point. We dedicated an entire blog on what causes food to change smell and color and how MAP prevents this, so make sure to check that out.

2: Modified Atmosphere is suitable for organic products

Without the use of chemicals, a world of opportunities opens for organic and biologically produced foods. Modified Atmosphere prevents pests and contamination without any harmful substances. This allows many food producers to jump into the ever-growing demand for organic food.

3: Modified Atmosphere Packaging battles food waste

With a longer shelf life and less quality loss, MAP is a powerful tool against food spillages. In certain projects, it has even proven to reduce food waste from 30-40% to 15-20%.

Discover how MAP can change your supply chain and business

Are you a professional in the food sector and want to make a difference in your supply chain? MAP might be the missing ingredient. We’d happily tell you more. Just get in touch!

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