Multisorb Technologies (www.multisorb.com) will be one of approximately thirty exhibitors at the Annual Meat Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, February 24-26, 2013. Each year the conference attracts more than 800 members of the retail food and meat industries. The conference is the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry technical innovations, marketing innovations, merchandising issues, and consumer purchasing trends. Multisorb will highlight its sorbent capabilities for fresh and processed meats as part of the Innovative Technology Solutions Exhibit Expo.
Multisorb’s specialized sorbents (oxygen absorbers, desiccants, and other gas absorbers) are custom manufactured to provide optimum performance in your products’ packaging. Both fresh and processed meats will stay fresh longer while retaining their color and flavor profiles.
The MAPLOX™ Program extends the shelf life of fresh meat in a mother bag for up to 21 days. The MAPLOX Program is a low oxygen modified atmosphere packaging program for whole muscle meats, ground beef, and value-added meat products like kabobs, sliders, and meatloaf. By using the MAPLOX Program, color and freshness are retained while shelf life is increased.
With the MAPLOX Program, packaged fresh meat products are placed into a mother bag with a pre-activated, specially formulated FreshPax® CR Oxygen Absorber – a MAPLOX® Dispenser is also available for automatic insertion. The mother bag is gas flushed and sealed. Oxidation of the lean protein is eliminated, resulting in longer shelf life. When the mother bag is opened, the meat will bloom, giving consumers the bright color they have come to associate with freshness.
Processed meats will benefit from active packaging technology. Multisorb’s optimized sorbent solutions (FreshPax, FreshMax®, or FreshCard® Oxygen Absorbers) are ideal for processed meat products. Whether it’s pepperoni, beef jerky, deli meat, or meaty pet treats, Multisorb can design an optimized solution to eliminate oxygen and manage moisture. The result is retention of color and better flavor for far longer, allowing extended distribution.
In addition to providing an extended shelf life and maintaining meat’s quality characteristics, all of Multisorb’s food and beverage sorbent solutions contribute to sustainability by reducing food waste. Additionally, manufacturers and processors are able to provide a cleaner label for their customers.