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The challenge faced by the fish and seafood industry is to ensure that these delicate products develop and maintain the highest quality and taste from hatchery to the plate.
Food processors must ensure the final product, whether it is frozen, chilled or packed in a modified atmosphere, maintains its original quality.
In addition, food processors face the challenges of high water activity, pH, fat content and the presence of enzymes, which can rapidly affect the taste and smell.
BOC's dedicated field and in-house specialists have in-depth knowledge of the solution options available to you. We will work with you to develop the right gas mixture for the fish / seafood product that you are packing.
Food grade gases:
The following table outlines typical gas mixtures for your products.
Recommended gas mixtures for fish and seafood:
|Product||Gas mixture||Gas / product volume||Typical shelf life: Air||Typical shelf life: MAP||Storage temp.|
|Raw fish||40-90% CO2 +10% O2+0-50% N2||200-300ml / 100g fish||3-5 days||5-14 days||0-2 °C|
|Smoked fish||40-60% CO2 + 40-60% N2||50-100ml / 100g fish||15 days||30 days||0-3 °C|
|Cooked fish||30% CO2 + 70% N2||50-100ml / 100g fish||7 days||30 days||0-3 °C|
|Prawns (peeled, cooked)||40% CO2 + 60%N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||7 days||21 days||4-6 °C|
MAPAX brings you a full range of tailored solutions to meet the requirements of the fish and seafood packing industry. Our BOC specialists can recommend the most suitable gas, equipment and safety products for your process, site and employees.
To find out more about modified atmosphere packaging in the fish and seafood sectors, MAPAX or the food-grade gases offered by BOC, call us on 0800 02 0800.