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First page of publication.Londa Nwadike
Consumer Food Safety Specialist
Kansas State University and University of Missouri Extension

Reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) of meats and food may offer some benefits to retail food establishments. However, it is important to understand the food safety concerns and know the regulations tied to this type of packaging. This fact sheet explains the type of packaging and food safety concerns and how to mitigate them.


  • Food safety
  • Food processing
  • Reduced oxygen packaging
  • Vacuum packaging


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Publication No. N3639