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Insect-Resistant Food Packaging Film Development Using Cinnamon Oil and Microencapsulation Technologies.
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PMID:  23311310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
  Insect-resistant films containing a microencapsulated insect-repelling agent were developed to protect food products from the Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella). Cinnamon oil (CO), an insect repelling agent, was encapsulated with gum arabic, whey protein isolate (WPI)/maltodextrin (MD), or poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). A low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film was coated with an ink or a polypropylene (PP) solution that incorporated the microcapsules. The encapsulation efficiency values obtained with gum arabic, WPI/MD, and PVA were 90.4%, 94.6%, and 80.7%, respectively. The films containing a microcapsule emulsion of PVA and CO or incorporating a microcapsule powder of WPI/MD and CO were the most effective (P < 0.05) at repelling moth larvae. The release rate of cinnamaldehyde, an active repellent of cinnamaldehyde, in the PP was 23 times lower when cinnamaldehyde was microencapsulated. Coating with the microcapsules did not alter the tensile properties of the films. The invasion of larvae into cookies was prevented by the insect-repellent films, demonstrating potential for the films in insect-resistant packaging for food products.
In-Hah Kim; Jaejoon Han; Ja Hyun Na; Pahn-Sik Chang; Myung Sub Chung; Ki Hwan Park; Sea C Min
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1750-3841     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014052     Medline TA:  J Food Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Institute of Food Technologists®
Authors Kim* and Min are with Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Seoul Women's Univ., Seoul, 139-774, Republic of Korea. Author Han* is with Dept. of Food Science and Biotechnology, Sungkyunkwan Univ., Suwon, 440-746, Republic of Korea. Author Na is with Div. of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea Univ., Seoul, 136-701, Republic of Korea. Author Chang is with Dept. of Agricultural Biotechnology and Center for Agricultural Biomaterials, Seoul Natl. Univ., Seoul, 151-742, Republic of Korea. Authors Chung and Park are with Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Chung-Ang Univ., Anseong, 456-756, Republic of Korea. Direct inquiries to author Min (E-mail:
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