In today’s environment, food producers require ways to ensure that their food stays fresh longer on the shelves and longer in transit so they can reach further markets.

Quality Control of Food Gases start at the point of manufacture. Before the product gas is shipped to the end user, stringent tests are carried out using a NovaCHROM GC to ensure the gas to be delivered meets the exacting needs of the safety authorities and the end user.

Once delivered on-site the next stage of QC starts and one of the most popular methods to achieve this is through Modified Atmosphere Packaging or MAP.

Modified Atmosphere Packaging is done by flushing a Gas Pack with one or more gases: Oxygen (O2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and/or Nitrogen (N2).

Designed for taking samples from food packages made from flexible or semi-flexible plastic films, the Map-Pak 2 range of MAP analysers or headspace analysers, meets the needs of this evolving industry.

Quality control is of upmost importance when using Modified Atmosphere Packaging and the portability, accuracy and functionally of AGC Instruments MAP analysers means that those within the food industry can rely on it.

We offer two variations of MAP analysers to our customers:

  • The Map-Pak 2 O2 measures Oxygen only
  • The Map-Pak 2 Combi measures Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen (the latter being as a balance gas reading).

Click here for more information on the Map-Pak 2 range of gas analysers or please contact us directly for more information on how AGC Instruments can assist you with Food Gas Analysis.