Introduction: Review of the Development of Modified Atmosphere Packaging

  • B. Ooraikul
  • M. E. Stiles

Abstract

Man has always been interested in the preservation of food to extend its storage life. Preservation methods may have begun with sun drying in the tropics; or in the temperate zones, with sun drying during the summer, and atmospheric freezing during the winter. Natural fermentation is another means of food preservation used since ancient times, especially by the Asians. Presumably, most of the food so preserved was for household consumption as the scale of operation would have been too small to have commercial significance.

Keywords

Cellulose Starch Chlorophyll Ozone Lignin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ooraikul
    • 1
  • M. E. Stiles
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food ScienceUniversity of AlbertaCanada

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