Natural additives and agricultural wastes in biopolymer formulations for food packaging

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Title: Natural additives and agricultural wastes in biopolymer formulations for food packaging
Authors: Valdés, Arantzazu | Mellinas-Ciller, Ana-Cristina | Ramos, Marina | Garrigós, María del Carmen | Jiménez, Alfonso
Research Group/s: Análisis de Polímeros y Nanomateriales
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología
Keywords: Additives | Active packaging | Nano-biocomposites | Legislation as topic | Food wastes
Knowledge Area: Química Analítica
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2014
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Citation: Valdés A, Mellinas AC, Ramos M, Garrigós MC and Jiménez A (2014) Natural additives and agricultural wastes in biopolymer formulations for food packaging. Front. Chem. 2:6. doi:10.3389/fchem.2014.00006
Abstract: The main directions in food packaging research are targeted toward improvements in food quality and food safety. For this purpose, food packaging providing longer product shelf-life, as well as the monitoring of safety and quality based upon international standards, is desirable. New active packaging strategies represent a key area of development in new multifunctional materials where the use of natural additives and/or agricultural wastes is getting increasing interest. The development of new materials, and particularly innovative biopolymer formulations, can help to address these requirements and also with other packaging functions such as: food protection and preservation, marketing and smart communication to consumers. The use of biocomposites for active food packaging is one of the most studied approaches in the last years on materials in contact with food. Applications of these innovative biocomposites could help to provide new food packaging materials with improved mechanical, barrier, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. From the food industry standpoint, concerns such as the safety and risk associated with these new additives, migration properties and possible human ingestion and regulations need to be considered. The latest innovations in the use of these innovative formulations to obtain biocomposites are reported in this review. Legislative issues related to the use of natural additives and agricultural wastes in food packaging systems are also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/36565
ISSN: 2296-2646
DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2014.00006
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 Valdés, Mellinas, Ramos, Garrigós and Jiménez. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2014.00006
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