Packaging

Oxygen is the great enemy of frozen food quality. Oxygen can be excluded by covering the product with sauce, by water glazing of fish or using packaging with a low oxygen permeability that can be reinforced by exhausting the package before sealing, by gas flushing, or by skin packaging (17), in which the preheated film is dropped onto the product, which is supported on a lower web of the same film. On withdrawing the air between the two films, a skintight package is formed, which is then heat sealed in a vacuum chamber. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the effects of some common packaging materials on the stability of vari-

Temperature (°C)

Figure 1. The effect of various packaging materials on shelf life of individually packaged hamburger meat.

Temperature (°C)

Figure 1. The effect of various packaging materials on shelf life of individually packaged hamburger meat.

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

Homemade Pet Food Secrets

It is a well known fact that homemade food is always a healthier option for pets when compared to the market packed food. The increasing hazards to the health of the pets have made pet owners stick to containment of commercial pet food. The basic fundamentals of health for human beings are applicable for pets also.

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