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Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2004;44(3):185-93.

Active food packaging technologies.

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Department of Food Engineering, Gebze Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 141, 41400 Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey. ozdemirm@penta.gyte.edu.tr

Abstract

Active packaging technologies offer new opportunities for the food industry, in the preservation of foods. Important active packaging systems currently known to date, including oxygen scavengers, carbon dioxide emitters/absorbers, moisture absorbers, ethylene absorbers, ethanol emitters, flavor releasing/absorbing systems, time-temperature indicators, and antimicrobial containing films, are reviewed. The principle of operation of each active system is briefly explained. Recent technological advances in active packaging are discussed, and food related applications are presented. The effects of active packaging systems on food quality and safety are cited.

PMID:
15239372
DOI:
10.1080/10408690490441578
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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