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Food processors are looking for ways to ensure high quality products using highly technical and increasingly efficient production processes.
Choosing the right modified atmosphere packaging mix for your product is key. 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 meat or poultry product that you are packing.
Food grade gases:
The following table outlines typical gas mixtures for your products.
Recommended gas mixtures for meat and poultry:
|Product||Gas mixture||Gas / product volume||Typcial shelf-life: Air||Typical shelf-life: MAP||Storage temp.|
|Raw red meat||60-80% O2 + 20-40% CO2||100-200ml / 100g meat||2-4 days||5-8 days||2-3 °C|
|Raw light poultry||40-100% CO2 + 0-60% N2||100-200ml / 100g meat||4-7 days||16-21 days||2-3 °C|
|Raw dark poultry||70% O2 + 30% CO2||100-200ml / 100g meat||3-5 days||7-14 days||2-3 °C|
|Sausages||20-30% CO2 + 70-80% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||2-4 days||2-5 weeks||4-6 °C|
|Sliced cooked meat||30% CO2 + 70% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||2-4 days||2-5 weeks||4-6 °C|
MAPAX brings you a full range of tailored solutions to meet the requirements of the meat and poultry 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 meat and poultry sector, MAPAX or the food-grade gases offered by BOC, call us on 0800 02 0800.