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Case Studies in Novel Food Processing Technologies by F Feeherry, C Doona, K Kustin

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Commercial applications of oxygen depleted atmospheres for the preservation of food commodities

S. Navarro,     Food Technology International Consultancy Ltd, Israel

Abstract:

Oxygen depleted modified atmospheres (MAs) generated by a variety of different methods were used successfully to replace fumigants for insect control and for the quality preservation of a number of stored products. Flexible hermetic structures suitable for long-term, large-scale storage or for intermediate storage of grain in bags or in bulk have been applied using biogenerated MAs or for limited sizes using vacuum. Applications of these flexible chambers for cereals, nuts, dry fruits, cocoa and coffee, narcissus bulbs or museum artefacts are currently practised. ...

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