Nipping food bacteria in the bud

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is well established in the food industry and continues to gain in importance. PACKAGING REVIEW provides insight into what’s happening in the MAP and vacuum packaging sectors.

AtmoCheck is a fast, accurate mobile checking device that can be used at a packaging machine, in a warehouse or a laboratory

AtmoCheck One is a practical hand-held, battery operated oxygen/nitrogen analyser

The standards required by MAP are comparatively high and have to be controlled and monitored to ensure safety. Food manufacturers, therefore, rely on modern MAP gas technology and various levels of quality assurance for maximum process safety.

Sourced from HTK in Germany, AtmoCheck One and its ‘sister’ technology, the AtmoCheck Two are available locally from Artic Driers International. These solutions are great for measuring the gas composition in sealed packaging to ensure product freshness. AtmoCheck One is a practical hand-held, battery operated oxygen/nitrogen analyser for random sample checking and measurement of residual oxygen and nitrogen levels in gas-treated food packaging. It is a fast, accurate mobile checking device that can be used at a packaging machine, in a warehouse or a laboratory. It is easy to operate, has short measuring times and low gas volume sample requirements. The integrated data logger supports traceability and provides complete documentation (HACCP/IFS/ISO).

This technology’s software has uncomplicated communications. It also has functionality to convert handwritten measurements to electronic records. Electronic measurement records are also exportable to excel documents.