A new fully automated leak-testing system has been developed to help food processors ensure that individual modified atmosphere packages (MAP) are not going out the door with undetected micro leaks. To answer processor demands for improved package integrity and shelf life monitoring, Dansensor, a MOCON, Inc. company is unveiling the LeakProtego. The first-of-its-kind online system has been engineered to test for potential leaks at levels lower than previously possible. This is of particular significance for processors who are pushing the shelf life envelope.
“Leaks degrade shelf life, compromise product safety and negatively impact brand image. We wanted to develop a concept that provides food processors with package integrity information further upstream to facilitate cost savings,” says Karsten Kejlhof, vice president of Sales and Marketing, MOCON. Currently, most food processors test for leaks further down the line when the product has already been placed into cases or shipping crates, but solving the problem at that stage becomes more labour-intensive and costly. www.dansensor.com