MAP expert to attend Fruit Logistica 2011


PBI-Dansensor, a world leader in gas analysis for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), will for the first time attend the prestigious Fruit Logistica exhibition to be held in Berlin on 9th -11th February.

PBI-Dansensor’s presence at the event demonstrates the increasing importance of MAP in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. There is a growing trend to add value to fresh produce by preparing it as a convenient and healthy ready-to-eat food item.

Typical products include salad leaf and prepared fruit salads and a modified atmosphere within the packaging can radically improve the shelf-life of such products. For a packet of mixed salad, for example, a typical packaging atmosphere might consist of 5% oxygen, 15% carbon dioxide and 80% nitrogen.

This could increase the shelf life of the product to as long as eight days, whereas under air it would be lucky to remain fresh for four or five days due to natural spoilage processes.

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