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Efficacy of Antimicrobial Agents for Food Contact Applications: Biological Activity, Incorporation into Packaging, and Assessment Methods: A Review

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Author(s):
Khaneghah, Amin Mousavi [1] ; Hashemi, Seyed Mohammad Bagher [2] ; Es, Ismail [3] ; Fracassetti, Daniela [4] ; Limbo, Sara [4]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Food Engn, Dept Food Sci, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fasa Univ, Food Sci & Technol Dept, Coll Agr, Fasa - Iran
[3] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Chem Engn, Dept Mat & Bioproc Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Milan, Dept Food Environm & Nutr Sci, I-20123 Milan - Italy
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION; v. 81, n. 7, p. 1142-1156, JUL 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

Interest in the utilization of antimicrobial active packaging for food products has increased in recent years. Antimicrobial active packaging involves the incorporation of antimicrobial compounds into packaging materials, with the aim of maintaining or extending food quality and shelf life. Plant extracts, essential oils, organic acids, bacteriocins, inorganic substances, enzymes, and proteins are used as antimicrobial agents in active packaging. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of packaging materials using different methods has become a critical issue for both food safety and the commercial utilization of such packaging technology. This article reviews the different types of antimicrobial agents used for active food packaging materials, the main incorporation techniques, and the assessment methods used to examine the antimicrobial activity of packaging materials, taking into account their safety as food contact materials. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/14468-0 - MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS FOR INCORPORATION OF SMALL INTERFERING RNA (siRNA) IN CATIONIC LIPOSOMES AND FOR IN VITRO ANIMAL CELL TRANSFECTION TARGETING GENE THERAPY
Grantee:Ismail Es
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate