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Antimicrobial effects on starch-based films incorporated with lysozymes

Khairuddin, Nozieana and Muhamad, Ida Idayu (2007) Antimicrobial effects on starch-based films incorporated with lysozymes. In: World Engineering Congress 2007, 5-9 August 2007, Penang, Malaysia.



An antimicrobial (AM) Active Packaging can be made by incorporating and immobilizing suitable AM agents into food packages and applying a bio switch concept. A starch-based film was prepared and incorporated with antimicrobial agents, i.e. lysozyme and EDTA as chelating agent. This film was then inoculated with the bacteria Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis to carry out the microbial contamination study. The inhibition of both E. coli and B subtilis by the AM film was clearly observed in the broth and culture agar test. The decreased of optical density (O.D600nm) showed the inhibition of both E coli and B subtilis growth. While, the clear zones formed on the film appearance showed that AM agents give good inhibition to the growth of E coli and B subtilis with satisfying inhibition rate. The moisture content was determined to observe the differences between control film and antimicrobial film incorporated with lysozyme.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antimicrobial agent, antimicrobial film, Bacillus subtilis, bio-switch concept, Escherichia coli, lysozyme
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5609
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:29 May 2008 01:02
Last Modified:06 Aug 2017 01:13

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