Review: Modified Atmosphere Packaging and its effects on the microbiological quality and safety of produce


  • Carol A. Phillips

    1. Life Science Division, Centre for Healthcare Education, Nene College of Higher Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
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Modified Atmosphere Packaging and related technologies are increasingly used to extend shelf-life of fresh produce. This paper reviews the effect of such technology on the spoilage microbiological flora and food-borne pathogens which may be present in produce and also on the organoleptic properties of the product.