Modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods

A. Embleni,     London College of Fashion, UK


Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is the fastest growing method of food preservation and is widely used for a variety of fresh and dry foods. This chapter examines the key principles of MAP, such as how it works, along with the packaging material options and the demands of the packaging operation.

Key words

modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)

food spoilage


vacuum packaging

2.1 Introduction

For the purposes of this chapter, the term ‘active packaging’ is used to describe a packaging system that changes the condition of the product in some way. When exploring ...

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