Modified Atmosphere Packaging involves either actively or passively controlling or modifying the atmosphere surrounding the product within a package made of various types and combinations of films.
Largely, modified atmosphere packaging technologies protect fresh food by decreasing its exposure to oxygen. Oxygen leads to oxidation, which can cause discoloration, spoilage, and off-flavors and textures. By decreasing or controlling the amount of oxygen present in a package, the food product remains fresher longer, extending its shelf life and ensuring it remains attractive to consumers.
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