The growing demand for increased fresh food shelf life as well as the need of protection against foodborne diseases urged the development of antimicrobial food packaging. Among the most efficient methods, the combination of organic–inorganic, packaging, i.e. polymer embedded metal nanoparticles proved to be highly effective. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), in particular, have antimicrobial, anti-fungi, anti-yeasts and anti-viral activities and can be combined with both nondegradable and edible polymers for active food packaging. The actual application of AgNPs in food packaging is regulated by EU and USA food safety authorities in a prudent way, due to the inability to make conclusive statements on their toxicity. Therefore, their use is evaluated in terms of Ag+ migration into the packed food. In this mini review, the most recent studies are reported on protection of meat, fruit and dairy products against the most common food pathogens by AgNPs-doped non-degradable and edible polymers and oils are reported.

Silver nanoparticles in polymeric matrices for fresh food packaging / Carbone, Marilena; Donia, Domenica Tommasa; Sabbatella, Gianfranco; Antiochia, Riccarda. - In: JOURNAL OF KING SAUD UNIVERSITY. SCIENCE. - ISSN 2213-686X. - STAMPA. - 28:4(2016), pp. 273-279. [10.1016/j.jksus.2016.05.004]

Silver nanoparticles in polymeric matrices for fresh food packaging

SABBATELLA, GIANFRANCO;ANTIOCHIA, RICCARDA
2016

Abstract

The growing demand for increased fresh food shelf life as well as the need of protection against foodborne diseases urged the development of antimicrobial food packaging. Among the most efficient methods, the combination of organic–inorganic, packaging, i.e. polymer embedded metal nanoparticles proved to be highly effective. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), in particular, have antimicrobial, anti-fungi, anti-yeasts and anti-viral activities and can be combined with both nondegradable and edible polymers for active food packaging. The actual application of AgNPs in food packaging is regulated by EU and USA food safety authorities in a prudent way, due to the inability to make conclusive statements on their toxicity. Therefore, their use is evaluated in terms of Ag+ migration into the packed food. In this mini review, the most recent studies are reported on protection of meat, fruit and dairy products against the most common food pathogens by AgNPs-doped non-degradable and edible polymers and oils are reported.
2016
spoilage-related microflora; shelf-life; absorbent pads; edible films; nano-silver; nanocomposites; migration; coatings; prolong; nanotechnology
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Silver nanoparticles in polymeric matrices for fresh food packaging / Carbone, Marilena; Donia, Domenica Tommasa; Sabbatella, Gianfranco; Antiochia, Riccarda. - In: JOURNAL OF KING SAUD UNIVERSITY. SCIENCE. - ISSN 2213-686X. - STAMPA. - 28:4(2016), pp. 273-279. [10.1016/j.jksus.2016.05.004]
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