More than 20 different kinds of fruits and vegetables are sold as ‘minimally processed’ or ‘fresh-cut’ produce. The International Fresh-cut Produce Association (IFPA) defines fresh-cut produce as ‘any fresh fruit or vegetable or any combination thereof that has been physically altered from its original form, but remains in a fresh state’. Because of the importance of packaging to fresh-cuts and with the growth of this product category, it may be time to include packaging in that definition.


Packaging Material Modify Atmosphere Packaging Water Vapour Transmission Rate Carbon Dioxide Level Packaging Film 
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