Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce

Dioguardi, Dino (1995) Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis investigated the potential of using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) to maintain the quality of whole and pre-cut lettuce for longer periods than that currently obtained in air. Achieving this goal will enable whole lettuce to be exported to South-East Asia and Japan by ship rather than expensive air freight. Furthermore, additional shelf-life of pre-cut lettuce on domestic markets will provide greater flexibility during distribution and marketing, since storage life of these products decreases rapidly after processing.

Additional Information

Master of Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15277
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Lettuce, Packaging, food storage, food technology, food transport, food quality, modified atmosphere packaging
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