TABLE 1.

Headspace gas composition of the packed beef during storage at 5°C

Days of storageHeadspace composition under conditions of:
MAP1MAP2MAP3
% O2% CO2% O2% CO2% O2% CO2
021.0 ± 0.10.0 ± 0.157.7 ± 0.336.3 ± 0.322.0 ± 0.137.3 ± 0.3
218.6 ± 0.22.4 ± 0.255.0 ± 0.337 ± 122.2 ± 0.138.0 ± 0.3
418.3 ± 0.23.2 ± 0.256.4 ± 0.439.0 ± 0.222.7 ± 0.238.9 ± 0.4
79.0 ± 39.0 ± 256.9 ± 0.438.6 ± 0.323.0 ± 0.538.2 ± 0.9
140.025.0 ± 155.1 ± 0.540.2 ± 0.711.3 ± 0.754.9 ± 0.8