Trufa de Alava - Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Summary: 

It is difficult to meet the demand with a seasonal product with a high variability and a very short shelf life. The modified atmosphere packaging allows to extend this shelf life and to have less economic losses.
This type of packaging allows to limit the bacteriological development or to limit the rancidity of the product.

- A product with a longer shelf life with any food additives
- Easier stock management
- Less losses of product and then less economic losses – more sale opportunities
- Less waste
- More facility to organize the production and the sales

It consists in packaging the product into a plasticized bag with a gas or a mixture of gas with certain protective and reactive properties. The ambient air (oxygen) is replaced by other gases (usually nitrogen and carbon dioxide). The mixture of gases is specific to each type of product. The most common mixture is around 30% CO2 et 70% N2.

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Farmer & Cooperative
Industry & Retail
Type: 
Technological
GAIN: 
GAIN I
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Involved People: 
CTCPA
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