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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOP METHODS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE POULTRY AND EGG QUALITY

Location: Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit

Title: Antimicrobial packaging for fresh-cut fruits

Author
item Zhuang, Hong

Submitted to: Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 13, 2011
Publication Date: June 11, 2011
Citation: Zhuang, H. 2011. Antimicrobial packaging for fresh-cut fruits [abstract]. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Interpretive Summary: Fresh-cut fruits are minimally processed produce which are consumed directly at their fresh stage without any further kill step. Microbiological quality and safety are major challenges to fresh-cut fruits. Antimicrobial packaging is one of the innovative food packaging systems that is able to kill or inhibit microorganisms after food has been packed; further improving food microbiological quality and safety. The effects of antimicrobial packaging on food have been intensively studied in the past few years. This presentation reviews the latest developments in the evaluation of antimicrobial packaging for fresh-cut fruits and shows an example of its commercial application.

Technical Abstract: Fresh-cut fruits are minimally processed produce which are consumed directly at their fresh stage without any further kill step. Microbiological quality and safety are major challenges to fresh-cut fruits. Antimicrobial packaging is one of the innovative food packaging systems that is able to kill or inhibit microorganisms after food has been packed; further improving food microbiological quality and safety. The effects of antimicrobial packaging on food have been intensively studied in the past few years. This presentation reviews the latest developments in the evaluation of antimicrobial packaging for fresh-cut fruits and shows an example of its commercial application.

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