Headspace analysis is conducted to ensure that the residual oxygen in a product complies with predefined limits. This is a vital part of the Quality Control of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products. For packaged foods and other goods, exceeding these limits increases the risk of growth and proliferation of bacteria or mould, which causes spoilage and results in shorter product shelf-life.
The Dansensor line of headspace gas analyzers has a wide range of applications, including:
- Accurate residual O2 headspace gas analysis
- O2 headspace gas analysis in the presence of high CO2
- MAP audit applications
- MAP Quality Control
These robust and portable headspace analyzers play an important part in the Quality Control processes for MAP products in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, since they detect instances where packaging requirements are compromised.