Bio-based packaging materials: Control of microbial populations

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While vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging materials (made from polyethylene or other plasticbased materials) can improve the stability and safety of raw or processed meat, consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly packaging and more natural products. In this article, recent research is presented that demonstrates the feasibility and commercial application of a variety of bio-based polymers or 'bio-polymers'. These packaging solutions are made from a variety of materials, including renewable/sustainable agricultural commodities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationFood Engineering and Ingredients
StatePublished - Oct 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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