Consumers want food made without preservatives or GMOs.
A benefit of modified atmospheric packaging is that is does not use or require preservatives to maintain freshness. Because the gas flushing removes unwanted oxygen from the packaging, it is not necessary to add preservatives to maintain taste and texture and prevent spoiling.
MAP slows deterioration and preserves quality.
More and more manufacturers are turning to a natural way of preserving food and extending shelf life – using gases naturally found in the earth’s atmosphere. Gas flushing is a common way to replace the oxygen in a package with natural, food-grade nitrogen.
New Penn State study reveals U.S. households waste 1/3 of the food they purchase every year.
The total annual cost of the wasted food? $240 billion or $1,866 per household. Even the most frugal household still wasted 8.7% of the food it bought, or over $500 per year!