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Recent patents on active packaging for food application.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20653538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Active packaging, a new concept in the field of food packaging, has been developed in order to meet the new demands of consumers and the diverse goals existing in the food industry. There are several types of active packaging, including gas, moisture, and UV absorbers, as well as flavor, antioxidant, and antimicrobial releasers. In this review, we aim to highlight recent patents and developments in active packaging, as well as the principles of action for each of these technologies. Active packaging is an innovative area, which allows the production of food products with better sensorial features and extended shelf-life, thus ensuring enhanced food quality and safety. It is important to inform consumers about this new technology, since it may be a revolutionary tool in the food technology area.
Nilda de Fátima F Soares; Ana Clarissa S Pires; Geany P Camilloto; Paula Santiago-Silva; Paula Judith P Espitia; Washington A Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1876-1429     ISO Abbreviation:  Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-10-15     Revised Date:  2012-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526178     Medline TA:  Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Food Technology Department, Campus Universitário, Viçosa 36571-000, MG, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Food Contamination / prevention & control*
Food Packaging / legislation & jurisprudence*
Food Technology / instrumentation,  legislation & jurisprudence*,  methods
Patents as Topic*

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