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'Consumer-ready foods' are often high value which leads consumers to demand high quality (and shelf life), appearance, taste and the frequent introduction of new variants. The catering industry has always been challenged to deliver fresh, fine foods of the highest quality.
Choosing the right modified atmosphere packaging mix for your product is key to product quality and appearance.
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 prepared or catered food product that you are packing.
Food grade gases:
The following table outlines typical gas mixtures for your products.
Recommended gas mixtures for prepared foods and catering:
|Product||Gas mixture||Gas / product volume||Typical shelf-life: Air||Typical shelf-life: MAP||Storage temp.|
|Pizza||30-60% CO2 + 40-70% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||1 week||3 weeks||2-4 °C|
|Pasta||30-60% CO2 + 40-70% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||1 week||3 weeks||2-4 °C|
|Sandwiches||30% CO2 + 70% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||2 days||10 days||2-4 °C|
|Ready meals||30-60% CO2 + 40-70% N2||50-100ml / 100g prod.||4 days||21 days||2-4 °C|
MAPAX brings you a full range of tailored solutions to meet the requirements of the prepared and catered foods 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 prepared and catered foods sector, MAPAX or the food-grade gases offered by BOC, call us on 0800 02 0800.