Packaging Technology Program

 
 
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 The Food Processing Development Centre has the capability for evaluating a wide range of packaging technologies from current technologies like modified atmosphere and vacuum packaging to newer technologies such as post package pasteurization (Sous vide) and retortable pouch technologies. We can assist in suggesting packaging options, packaging suppliers, predicting, and performing shelf life evaluation.

We have many years of experience in MAP of sandwiches, fresh pasta, fresh produce and other chilled foods. We are presently evaluating alternate packaging technologies to satisfy the shelf life requirements required for the distribution of fresh, chilled ready to consume entrees that are increasingly in demand by consumers (Home Meal Replacements).

Packaging Equipment:

  • Multivac M 855 thermoform packaging machine (with gas flush capabilities)
  • Doboy Mustang IV horizontal flow wrapper
  • Bizerba D66 double chamber vacuum packaging machine (with gas flush capabilities)
  • Visual Thermoforming semi-auto tray sealer
  • Rooney semi-auto vacuum can seamer (with gas flush capabilities)
  • Stock Pilot-Rotor 900 rotary retort
  • Dixie Canner stationary retort
  • All-Fill SHAA-400 auger filler
  • Unifiller piston filler
  • Kalish Pump-a-Filler controlled volume filler
  • Sergeant L-Bar shrink wrapping system
Package Evaluation Equipment:
  • Hewlett-Packard 5890-A gas chromatograph
  • Mocon Oxy-Tran 100A oxygen permeation tester
  • Instron 5565 universal testing machine
Contact:
Jacqueline Martin-LopezFood ScientistPhone 780-980-4867jacqueline.martin.lopez@gov.ab.ca
Jimmy YaoProcess EngineerPhone 780-980-4868jimmy.yao@gov.ab.ca
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Food and Bio Processing Branch Programs and Services
Product Development
Pilot Plant
Meat Product Development and Processing Programs
Crops Product Development and Processing Program
Food Science and Technology Program
Extrusion Processing Program
Packaging Technology Program - Current Document
Laboratory Equipment
Pilot Plant Equipment
Interim Processing Program Guidelines
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on June 3, 2009.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 22, 2016.