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Bakery and snack products include flour-based products as well as crisps and peanuts.
Although these diverse products present a wide range of challenges, there is a common theme of increasing processing automation to optimise production costs and the need to maintain product quality throughout extended shelf life.
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 bakery / dried food product that you are packing.
Food grade gases:
The following table outlines typical gas mixtures for your products.
Recommended gas mixtures for dry foods and bakery products:
|Product||Gas mixture||Gas / product volume||Typical shelf life: Air||Typical shelf life: MAP||Storage temp.|
|Pre-baked bread||100% CO2||50-100ml||5 days||20 days||20-25 °C|
|Cakes||50% CO2 + 50% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||15 days||60 days||20-25 °C|
|Coffee (ground)||N2 or CO2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||4 weeks||24 weeks||20-25 °C|
|Milk powder||100% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||12 weeks||52 weeks||20-25 °C|
|Peanuts||100% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||12 weeks||52 weeks||20-25 °C|
MAPAX brings you a full range of tailored solutions to meet the requirements of the bakery and dried food 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 bakery and dried foods sectors, MAPAX or the food-grade gases offered by BOC, call us on 0800 02 0800.