Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

Engineering Oct 01, 2010

Active packaging keeps meat fresh for longer

To date, supermarkets have only been able to keep products on their meat counters for a few days. But now researchers have developed an antimicrobial active packaging film that destroys the microorganisms on the product surface, ...

Biochemistry Apr 14, 2010

Research explores edible film that kills pathogens for meat packaging

( -- A team of food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has shown that an edible film can be used for wrapping ready-to-eat meat products to deliver a slow release of a naturally occurring ...

Biochemistry May 01, 2014

Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

Cell & Microbiology Nov 08, 2017

New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial ...

Bio & Medicine Dec 07, 2010

Nanoparticle gives antimicrobial ability to fight Listeria longer

( -- A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes.

Materials Science Mar 10, 2017

Biodegradable packages will keep your food fresh

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer. This innovation would solve two problems at once: assist in cutting down packaging waste and in ...

Materials Science Oct 28, 2015

Researchers turn potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films

Using potato peels and culls considered waste by Alberta's potato-processing industry, University of Alberta researchers have created a starch-based bioactive film that is both eco-friendly and rich in antioxidants.

Bio & Medicine Jul 08, 2015

Peppermint oil and cinnamon could help treat and heal chronic wounds

Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds ...

Materials Science Apr 21, 2016

Edible coatings able to extend the shelf-life of fish and seafood products

Ximena CarriĆ³n Granda, a Food Engineering graduate from Ecuador, has developed edible coatings containing natural substances with antimicrobial properties in order to extend the shelf-life of fish and seafood products by ...

Bio & Medicine Mar 16, 2012

Nano rescues skin: Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream

Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid ...

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