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.
Prevention is preferred over controlling, especially when it comes to pests in food packaging. Food products can be affected by insect pests during the storage and shipment period, causing unwanted damages to the final products. Preventing and eliminating these pests is key, but there is an increasing demand for solutions that are free of chemicals. Modified Atmosphere Packaging is one of the possible solutions provided by Masterpack.