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Active Packaging Technology®
The FreshPax® CR Packets are part of our MAPLOXTM Program, which provides a low-cost, low-oxygen packaging system that maintains refrigerated meat in pristine condition for up to 30 days when packaged in a low-oxygen environment under ideal conditions1. FreshPax CR Packets are designed to extend the saleable life of fresh red meat at retail and realize the savings from central location packaging. They provide consumers with fresh and visually appealing beef, pork, lamb, veal, and value-added meat products.
Case-ready meats, including:
Oxygen is the main cause of reduced shelf life. After a few days exposure to the oxygen content of air, meat loses its freshness, taste, and visual appeal - it becomes unsaleable. The whole premise of case-ready meats – extending distribution while also reducing revenue loss due to shrink – depends on the extended shelf life of fresh cuts of meat. The best way to gain the advantages of case-ready meat is to use low-oxygen modified atmosphere packaging combined with the removal of residual oxygen.
When using low-oxygen modified packaging, a number of fresh meat trays are overwrapped and placed into a master bag. Vacuum and back-flush systems remove air from the master bag and replace it with an oxygen-free gas mixture. With a FreshPax CR Oxygen Absorbing Packet inserted into the bag, the bag is hermetically sealed. The remaining oxygen in the master bag and oxygen that permeates from the primary meat package is absorbed by the FreshPax CR Packet. Once the master bag is opened, there is a natural rebloom to the protein.
With use of FreshPax CR Packets, shelf life can be extended well beyond that which is typical with high-oxygen packaging. Using FreshPax CR Packets as part of a low oxygen active modified atmosphere packaging system can enhance or replace vacuum and back-flush modified atmosphere packaging. We provide an optimum-sized FreshPax CR Packet for each of our customer’s case-ready meat applications. If needed, we also offer an automated method of dispensing spooled absorbers into the master bag, and our dispensers are easily integrated into most production lines. FreshPax CR Packets are available precut for manual insertion or in spooled form with one of our MAPLOX® Dispensers for automated insertion.
FreshPax CR Packets are manufactured in the USA in a cGMP compliant plant, using GRAS and FDA compliant raw materials, inks, and films.
Whole Muscle Meat