If you are into food industry like running a restaurant, selling produce and so forth, you are pretty much aware how a food’s shelf life matters. Needless to say, the longer the shelf life, the more economical it is for your business. Having said that, how you are going to extend lifespan of your products?
Proven Methods to Extend Life of Your Food
Well for one, if you are transporting foods, you can use mobile freezer trucks or use Ryobi P411 as backup in case you need batteries for keeping your frozen goods, frozen. But of course, there are more better way of doing this.
Microorganisms can be eradicated by heat. Thus, heating your foods is undoubtedly an effective way of stopping microorganisms from forming. At the same time, it is used in maintaining your product’s sterility. Such method is highly recommended for those who are primarily selling jams, sauces and syrups or perhaps, if you simply love having one.
Eliminating moisture from food products are known to drastically increase its shelf life. If concentrated sugar and salt solutions are added to packaging, this is going to tie up free water and make impenetrable to microorganisms.
This is the reason why jams as well as marmalades that have high sugar contents don’t necessarily need to be refrigerated.
There are chemicals that could be used together with some methods discussed in prolonging the life of your food. Oxidation may be reduced using oxygen absorbers and antioxidants. Oxygen absorbers are indirectly used among food products by putting it in a separate pouch inside a sealed pack.
Modify the Atmosphere of Your Products
Say for example that your product is susceptible to oxidation and it is packed in a way that it is free from atmosphere of oxygen, then it will help in removing degradation in your food. MAP or Modified Atmosphere Packaging introduces a mixture of gas aside from air into the pack.
This is then left to be able to either change or equilibrate the nature of the system. Through this, it get rids of all or some of the oxygen left in the packaging. Though, this method may not be the perfect choice if you want to maintain freshness in vegetables and fruits.