Case Study

Package Integrity Testing: MAP Meat Packaging And Meat Snack Products

Source: PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection

More than ever before meat processors are relying on methods to extend the shelf-life of products, bringing shelf-life stability and package quality to the forefront of challenges. Meat based snack foods and pet products come in a variety of package formats, but all have one need in common, package integrity assurance for extended shelf-life.

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Tray Packs are a popular packaging method for fresh beef, pork & poultry products and many other processed meats. The MAP process greatly reduces spoilage and increases shelf-life, offering the consumer fresh products with attractive appearance. Once a MAP package is sealed, it’s critical to maintain the integrity of the seal to prevent leaks that would allow O2 or other environmental contaminants into the package.

PTI - Packaging Technologies & Inspection