Guide to food transport: controlled atmosphere.

Author(s) : REID M. S., SEREK M.

Type of monograph: Book, Guide/Handbook


The globalisation of the market in fruits, vegetables and flowers has increased the demand for year-round supply of the entire range of these products to markets throughout the world. These considerations have led to increasing interest in sea transport of a wide range of perishable crops under controlled atmosphere conditions. This guide contains a description of the biological basis of controlled-atmosphere storage, an outline of the techniques used to provide the appropriate atmospheres, and a description of modified atmosphere packaging, a technology that provides an additional alternative for transport and storage of some crops. Recommendations for more than 50 individual commodities are given.


  • Original title: Guide to food transport: controlled atmosphere.
  • Record ID : 2000-0521
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: Regulation
  • Publication: Mercantila - Denmark/Denmark
  • Publication date: 1999
  • ISBN: 8789010965
  • Source: Source: 160 p. (16.5 x 23.5); fig.; phot.; index; USD 65.00.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.