Nitrogen gas has long been used in the food industry to help preserve the freshness, integrity, and quality of the delivered product. Food manufacturers often use nitrogen purging and nitrogen blanketing to displace oxygen from the atmosphere while processing or storing the food. The presence of oxygen introduces moisture which deteriorates food quality. Using nitrogen to purge food products of oxygen is a safe practice widely used throughout the food industry.
Other reasons that nitrogen gas is often used in the industry is to provide a pressurized atmosphere that prevents package collapse. Using N2 gas in this way helps ensure that more delicate foods, such as chips and crackers, won’t get crushed in the bags where they’re stored.
The best way to use nitrogen for food processing and manufacturing or packaging process is with a South-Tek Systems Nitrogen Generator. South-Tek Systems’ nitrogen generator technology is a safe, reliable, and cost effective alternative to liquid bulk deliveries and high pressure N2 cylinders!