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Record number 362594
Title Modified atmosphere packaging of fresh meats : sudden partial adaption caused an increase in sustainability of Dutch supply chains of fresh meats
Author(s) Thoden Van Velzen, E.U.; Linnemann, A.R.
Source Packaging Technology and Science 21 (2008)1. - ISSN 0894-3214 - p. 37 - 46.
Department(s) AFSG Quality in Chains
Product Design and Quality Management Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) spoilage bacteria - shelf-life - beef
Abstract In the past decade, a major transition evolved in the Dutch fresh meat industry with ramifications for the entire meat business. In 1995, more than 95% of all fresh meat products for consumers were either sold loose or packed in the traditional way, i.e. on a white styrofoam tray with stretch wrap. Almost a decade later, about half of the meat industry has adapted the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) technology. Strikingly, the first trials with this technology had already been conducted in The Netherlands in 1964, but it took four decades for the technology to conquer the Dutch meat industry. This paper argued that the partial adaptation of MAP diminished the product losses in fresh meat sales and hence the environmental impact of meat production and consumption.
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