Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 12, 2011
Publication Date: August 24, 2011
Citation: Cheng, G., Baldwin, E.A. 2012. Regulatory Aspects of Coatings. In: Baldwin, E.A., Hagenmaier, R., Bai, J., editors. Edible Coatings and Films to Improve Food Quality. 2nd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p.383-415.
Interpretive Summary: Edible coatings and films protect and enhance everthing from fruits and vegetables, to candies to pharmaceuticals. These coatings both contain, protect, improve appearance and even can add color and flavor to foods and pharmaceuticals. This book details the ingredients and properties of coatings and films, the uses, and regulations for fomrulating these products.
This chapter gives a history of the development and uses of edible coating regulations, detailed chapters on coating caracteristics, determination of coating properties, methods for making coatings, and discription of coating film formers (polysaccharieds, lipids, resins, proteins). The chapter also disucsses coating additives, regulation of coating materials in the United States, European Union, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.