State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications

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Title: State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications
Authors: Valdés, Arantzazu | Ramos, Marina | Beltrán Sanahuja, Ana | Jiménez, Alfonso | Garrigós, María del Carmen
Research Group/s: Análisis de Polímeros y Nanomateriales
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología
Keywords: Antimicrobial | Edible coatings | Food packaging
Knowledge Area: Química Analítica
Issue Date: 19-Apr-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Valdés A, Ramos M, Beltrán A, Jiménez A, Garrigós MC. State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications. Coatings. 2017; 7(4):56. doi:10.3390/coatings7040056
Abstract: The interest for the development of new active packaging materials has rapidly increased in the last few years. Antimicrobial active packaging is a potential alternative to protect perishable products during their preparation, storage and distribution to increase their shelf-life by reducing bacterial and fungal growth. This review underlines the most recent trends in the use of new edible coatings enriched with antimicrobial agents to reduce the growth of different microorganisms, such as Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, molds and yeasts. The application of edible biopolymers directly extracted from biomass (proteins, lipids and polysaccharides) or their combinations, by themselves or enriched with natural extracts, essential oils, bacteriocins, metals or enzyme systems, such as lactoperoxidase, have shown interesting properties to reduce the contamination and decomposition of perishable food products, mainly fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. These formulations can be also applied to food products to control gas exchange, moisture permeation and oxidation processes.
Sponsor: The authors acknowledge the funding support of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, Ref. MAT2014-59242-C2-2-R).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/65471
ISSN: 2079-6412
DOI: 10.3390/coatings7040056
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/coatings7040056
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