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Croatian journal of food technology, biotechnology and nutrition, Vol.5 No.3-4 December 2010. -

Processing and packaging are the two important phases of operations in the food industry. The final phase is the packaging stage. A great

deal of automation strategies are constantly being utilized in every phase of processing and packaging.

The correct packaging enables processors to pack fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables and extend their shelf life. The important parameters for this shelf life extension are temperature, moisture and a modified atmosphere oxygen, carbon dioxide and ethylene. If both temperature and packaging are optimal, ageing of fruit and vegetables can be slowed down significantly.

fruit; vegetable; packaging; shelf-life

Autor: Mario Ščetar - ; Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia Mia Kurek - ; Facu



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