Reduced Oxygen Packaging

Reduced Oxygen Packaging (ROP) is also known as vacuum packaging. Although there are many benefits to using ROP, there are also potential food safety hazards. Food processors operating under a retail Food Establishment license may need to have Food Code Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan(s).

Variance information from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is available at here.

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