Journal article

Recent Application of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) in Fresh and Fresh-Cut Foods

Min Zhang, Xiangyong Meng, Bhesh Bhandari, Zhongxiang Fang, Huizhi Chen

Food Reviews International | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2015


Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) has been applied in the food industry for about 90 years to extend shelf life and maintain quality of fresh and fresh-cut foods. Recently, MAP has experienced a rapid development in both scientific and industrial communities, which was one of the most appropriate and practical technologies for packaging fresh and fresh-cut produce. This paper reviews some recent developments of newly emerged MAP systems such as high-oxygen MAP, controlled MAP, and intelligent MAP and provides an overview of MAP applications for fresh and fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, meat, and aquatic products.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by China Scholarship Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (under contract no. 30972058) and Jiangnan University for providing funds to this project. The authors are also grateful to the China Scholarship Council for providing Senior Visiting Scientist Fellowship (no. 2011832489) to support this work done partly by Prof Min Zhang at The University of Queensland, Australia.