Aaron L. Brody

Rimming the perimeter of every retail grocery in the United States is that arena of nearer-to-fresh foods seemingly favored by most consumers: the refrigerated foods departments. Generating the highest margins and greatest growth rates among all foods gracing the interiors of retail food establishments, chilled foods represent the niche which food processor/marketers have been attempting to capture for the past 20 years. They represent the fastest-growing segment of food science and technology.

Modified-atmosphere packaging is being used for a variety of products distributed under refrigeration. From left, Jimmy Dean processed meat sandwiches; home-meal replacement kits consisting of sauce plus individual packets of modified-atmosphere-packaged pasta and modified-atmosphere-packaged fresh-cut vegetables; and DiGiorno high-acid pasta sauce.R…





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