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Title: Advanced Biomaterials for Sustainable Applications in the Food Industry: Updates and Challenges
Authors: Reshmy, R
Philip, E
Madhavan, A
Sindhu, R
Pugazhendhi, A
Binod, P
Sirohi, R
Awasthi, M K
Tarafdar, A
Pandey, A
Keywords: biomaterials
food industry
Issue Date: Aug-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Environmental Pollution;283:117071
Abstract: Maintaining the safety and quality of food are major concerns while developing biomaterial based food packaging. It offers a longer shelf-life as well as protection and quality control to the food based on international standards. Nano-biotechnology contributes to a far extent to make advanced packaging by developing multifunctional biomaterials for potential applications providing smarter materials to consumers. Applications of nano-biocomposites may thus help to deliver enhanced barrier, mechanical strength, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to novel food packaging materials. Starch derived bioplastics, polylactic acid and polyhydroxybutyrate are examples of active bioplastics currently in the food packaging sector. This review discusses the various types of biomaterials that could be used to improve future smarter food packaging, as well as biomaterials’ potential applications as food stabilizers, pathogen control agents, sensors, and edible packaging materials. The regulatory concerns related to the use of biomaterials in food packaging and commercially available biomaterials in different fields are also discussed. Development of novel biomaterials for different food packaging applications can therefore guarantee active food packaging in future.
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