Food and beverage gases
Many of the improvements in food safety and quality have been achieved using industrial gases. Liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide high quality product freezing. These gases are also used to maintain accurate low temperatures for food distribution. Gas mixtures preserve the freshness of packaged meat, seafood ready to use vegetables, cakes, etc. Gas mixtures extend the storage life of fresh fruit.
Carbon dioxide is very important in the beverage industry (mineral water, soft drinks, beer and wine) for carbonation and with nitrogen for bottling processes and inerting. Nitrogen is used to inflate packages of snack food to prevent damage and preserve freshness.