Keep Your Food (and Your Brand) Fresh with a Map-Pak Food Gas Analyser

Quality Control in Food Packaging with a Map-Pak Food Gas Analyser

All food eventually spoils, but one way the food industry uses to extend shelf-life of a fresh product is with modified atmosphere packaging. By using modified atmosphere packaging, manufacturers flush air from food packaging and replace it with another gas or mixture of gases, notably slowing down the decay process.

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (Map-Pak) Food Gas AnalyserDesigned specifically for the Food Industry, the Modified Atmosphere Packaging (Map-Pak) Food Gas Analyser measures the content of gas flushed food packaging.

The Map-Pak range was developed as quality control devices that have a range of features and can be used with minimal training. These lightweight portable analysers are easy to use in quality control functions and can be used for all food applications, as well as some applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Sample measurements and results are achieved within 10 seconds and the operator can modify the various features of the analyser to best suit their requirements. A minimal gas sample is required and three sample volume options are available to suit all packaging types.
The Map-Pak Combi, which shows the measurements for all three major gases used in food packaging, is the most flexible solution to cater for a wide range of gas mixtures across multiple product lines.

Common food types and their recommended MAP gas mixtures:

Product % Oxygen % Carbon Dioxide % Nitrogen
Red Meat 60-85 15-40
Cooked/Cured Meats 20-35 65-80
Poultry 25 75
Fish (white) 30 40 30
Fish (oily) 60 40
Salmon 20 60 20
Hard Cheese 100
Soft Cheese 30 70
Bread 60-70 30-40
Non-dairy Cakes 60 40
Dairy Cakes 100
Pasta (fresh) 100
Fruit and Vegetables 3-5 3-5 85-95
Dried/Roasted Foods 100

We can also supply replacement accessories for you Map-Pak including needles, filters, septas and batteries. Service and calibration are available on all AGC Map-Pak analysers.

If you’d like to see it in action in your facility we’re now taking bookings for a no-obligation demonstration. For more information on the Map-Pak Analyser or to book your demo give our team a call on 01924 444577 or email

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