Companies offer tips on modified atmosphere packagingModified atmosphere packaging isn’t new, but advancements in related technology spurred two companies to create a white paper to help packers and shippers understand how they can use it to their greatest advantage.

The 11-page document is available for free download at Denmark-based Dansensor, one of the Mocon Cos., Minneapolis, joined forces with Campden BRI, United Kingdom, to create the document, according to a news release.

“Although MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) has been around for a long time, we are frequently asked questions by those either new to the process or by food processors who are looking to see if they have the right procedures in place,” Dansensor marketing director Karsten Kejlhof said in the release.

“Instead of pointing them to multiple external sources, we are now able to provide a good road map of what should be considered during the evaluation and decision making process.”

Topics covered in the document include: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points; audits/certifications; traceability; and a basic quality assurance/quality control checklist for MAP production. It offers specific tips on testing frequency, sample size, packaging speed, on- and off-line testing, regulatory requirements and traceability data.