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Study of an antimicrobial starch-based active packaging system

Khairuddin, Nozieana and Mohd Razi, Aishahtur Radhiah and Muhamad, Ida Idayu (2005) Study of an antimicrobial starch-based active packaging system. In: 4th Food Science and Technology Seminar 2005, 23 July 2005, USM Penang.

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Abstract

In response to the dynamic changes in current consumer demand and market trends, the area of Active Packaging (AP) is becoming increasingly significant. An Antimicrobial Active Packaging can be made by incorporating and immobilizing antimicrobial (AM) agents into food packages and applying a bio-switch concept. By that, the mechanism of antimicrobial release between the developed bio-switch particles and the stimulus of a microbial contamination can be studied. A starch-based film was prepared and incorporated with antimicrobial agents consisting of a combination of nisin and lysozymes. This film was then inoculated with the bacteria Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis to carry out the microbial contamination study. The changes in film appearance that indicate microbial growth inhibitory action by the AM agents were being examined. Clear zones formed on the film appearance showed the combination of both AM agents gives good inhibition to the growth of E.coli and B.subtilis with satisfying inhibition rate. With the advent of new polymer materials and antimicrobials, the development of AP could prolong the shelf life of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness caused by microbial contamination.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Active packaging, antimicrobial film, bio-switch concept, escherica coli, bacillus subtilis, nisin, lysozymes
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5357
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:31 Mar 2008 09:09
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:29

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