Step into any grocery store, and you see clear examples of how Modified Atmosphere Packaging is a part of our daily life. It is what helps businesses in the food and gas industries to keep costs down while ensuring quality, freshness, and long shelf life of products. The modified atmosphere packaging process is vital for consumable products.
Modified atmosphere packaging, also known as MAP, is what helps anyone in the food and gas industry ensure product quality, freshness, and long shelf life. With the right technology, you protect the atmosphere inside your packaging, and this increasing product quality—essential for everyone in this business.
It is through a controlled MAP environment that food packaging can maintain freshness of product without the need of preservatives. This is achieved by both active or passive MAP.
Here are just a few advantages of MAP packaging:
- Longer shelf life
- Better control of the product
- Sellers can ensure product quality
- More product availability
- Costs are reduced
- Longer freshness cycles
- Reduced labor
- Waste elimination
- Better manufacturing capacity
While MAP packaging can extend the product life, it does not eliminate all bacteria. Therefore, other preservation methods must still be used. Bacteria continue to grow, especially in warmer temperatures. So, refrigeration of products, even after they have been packed with MAP procedures, is recommended.
Once a package is opened, the contents will then have a normal shelf life. This is something to consider when selling, buying or storing MAP packaged products.
Every day, technology makes it possible for us to do better in the industry. By utilizing all the modern processes at your disposal, your business will continue to thrive and stay on top of the competition.