Coupling gas transfer with predictive microbiology is essential to rationally design modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP, strategies to ensure and guarantee food safety. Nowadays, these strategies are generally empirically built and over-sized since packaging material with high barrier properties is often chosen by default even if such a high level of protection is not systematically required. Protection strategies could be improved using rational sizing based on quantitative analysis and mathematical modeling of mass transfer. This paper aims at reviewing the current knowledge available for developing such a tool and the further research needed. Click here for complete article. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 1–21, January 2015.
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