Title: Active packaging applications for food
Authors : Yildirim, Selçuk
Röcker, Bettina
Kvalvåg Pettersen, Marit
Nilsen‐Nygaard, Julie
Ayhan, Zehra
Rutkaite, Ramune
Radusin, Tanja
Suminska, Patrycja
Marcos, Begonya
Coma, Véronique
Published in : Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Volume(Issue) : 17
Issue : 1
Pages : 165
Pages to: 199
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Active packaging; Antimicrobial packaging; Antioxidant releaser; Ethylene absorber; Oxygen scavenger
Subject (DDC) : 664: Food technology
Abstract: The traditional role of food packaging is continuing to evolve in response to changing market needs. Current drivers such as consumer’s demand for safer, “healthier,” and higher-quality foods, ideally with a long shelf-life; the demand for convenient and transparent packaging, and the preference for more sustainable packaging materials, have led to the development of new packaging technologies, such as active packaging (AP). As defined in the European regulation (EC) No 450/2009, AP systems are designed to “deliberately incorporate components that would release or absorb substances into or from the packaged food or the environment surrounding the food.” Active packaging materials are thereby "intended to extend the shelf-life or to maintain or improve the condition of packaged food.” Although extensive research on AP technologies is being undertaken, many of these technologies have not yet been implemented successfully in commercial food packaging systems. Broad communication of their benefits in food product applications will facilitate the successful development and market introduction. In this review, an overview of AP technologies, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant or carbon dioxide-releasing systems, and systems absorbing oxygen, moisture or ethylene, is provided, and, in particular, scientific publications illustrating the benefits of such technologies for specific food products are reviewed. Furthermore, the challenges in applying such AP technologies to food systems and the anticipated direction of future developments are discussed. This review will provide food and packaging scientists with a thorough understanding of the benefits of AP technologies when applied to specific foods and hence can assist in accelerating commercial adoption.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1111/1541-4337.12322
ISSN: 1541-4337
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1693
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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