Food packaging in modified atmosphere.

[In Spanish. / En espagnol.]


Summary of the proceedings of a round table held on 17 May 1993 in Spain: 1) principles: controlled atmosphere for fruit and vegetables; respiration, transpiration, CO2-ethylene equilibrium; fungicide effect of CO2; the problem of the profitability of controlled atmosphere; 2) technology available in Spain: necessary elements: machine, packaging material, gas mix, food; possibilities of studying gas mixes suitable for special cases (strawberries, mushrooms); catolog of available results; technology of packaging materials; 3) packaging equipment; selection of the packaging material; use of multi-layer films; measurement and control equipment (CO2, O2, ethylene content, temperature); time-temperature tolerance; gas absorbers; 4) research requirements: possibilities of incorporating modifying products in the packaging material itself; liquid absorbers; effect of the modified atmosphere on the physical and chemical properties of the food product, as well as its flavour; the use of lactic bacteria as inhibitors of other micro-organisms; mathematical models for anticipating the equilibrium of modified atmosphere; volume changes of package. J.G.


  • Original title: [In Spanish. / En espagnol.]
  • Record ID : 1994-3546
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Source: Aliment., Equipos Tecnol. - vol. 12 - n. 5
  • Publication date: 1993/06
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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