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Oxygen-sensing Label has Anti-Counterfeit Feature

Oxygen-sensing Label has Anti-Counterfeit Feature

25-06-2016

Researchers in China have developed smart labels that react to oxygen and could be used to detect foods that are counterfeit or have been tampered with. The team from Xiamen University and the Fujian Research Institute of Metric Science are using honeycomb-like nanospheres...

Research Grant for Extended Shelf-Life Packs

Research Grant for Extended Shelf-Life Packs

16-06-2016

Washington State University researcher Shyam Sablani has received a $450,000 grant to develop plastic packaging that will extend the shelf life of prepared food up to five years. The packaging would be used for commercial purposes, military rations and space missions...

New Barrier Nano Bio-plastic Alerts if Food Spoils

New Barrier Nano Bio-plastic Alerts if Food Spoils

25-06-2016

Four years ago an EU project SINTEF was launched with the aim of developing plant-based bioplastic packaging that not only extends the shelf life of foods, but also contains a sensor that notifies retailers and consumers of when the food inside is really no longer fit to eat...

Nanotechnology extends shelf life of fresh fruit

Nanotechnology extends shelf life of fresh fruit

25-06-2016

Tender tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes and papayas are in high demand in export markets and an important livelihood source for producers. But freshness is key, because these fruits spoil quickly and damage easily. Where refrigeration is lacking, estimates suggest that up to 40% of produce in tropical countries is lost in post-harvest handling...

Natural Phenolic Oxygen Scavenging System

Natural Phenolic Oxygen Scavenging System

25-06-2016

Researchers at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea have developed a new active packaging oxygen scavenging solution to help prolong the life of seafood. The Department of Packaging head Professor Youn Suk Lee and his team focused primarily on fish products. The results, featured in a recent issue of Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization, show that...

Simpler film with better barrier performance

Simpler film with better barrier performance

25-06-2016

NatureWorks and Metalvuoto have announced a new generation of high barrier Ingeo based flexible substrates designed to keep processed foods fresh on store shelves. While Ingeo film has been used for years in fresh food packaging, this is the first application for longer shelf life foods that are...

Little to Fear from Nanoparticles in Food & Packaging say Reports

Little to Fear from Nanoparticles in Food & Packaging say Reports

25-06-2016

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has just released two long-awaited reports on the safety of nanoparticles in food, one on additives and one on packaging. Both reports were based on comprehensive surveys of the scientific literature and relevant patents...

Natural Barrier ‘Packaging’ for Cheese

Natural Barrier ‘Packaging’ for Cheese

25-06-2016

DSM, which manufactures vitamins, cultures and micronutrient premixes, has introduced a patent protected moisture-permeable cheese membrane that can be used to pack and preserve natural crust cheeses...