Special Issue "Application of Biopolymer-Based Food Packaging Films to Extend Shelf Life of Perishable Products"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1968
Interests: sustainable biopolymers; bionanocomposite materials; antibacterial food packaging; active food packaging
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In people’s daily diets, fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood and cheese are perishable. Food packaging films can extend the shelf life of perishable products by providing protection and barriers. In recent years, the non-degradable nature of petroleum-based plastic food packaging film has caused some serious environmental problems. In addition, many studies have focused on the entry of microplastic particles in food into human tissues caused by plastic food packaging, which may cause adverse health effects. Therefore, the design and development of biopolymer-based food packaging materials represent a current imperative for the food industry. Sustainable biopolymer molecules with good film-forming properties, such as proteins, polysaccharides, microorganisms and chemically derived materials, are being used to develop food packaging materials and have shown promising food preservative results. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide readers with an extensive overview of the recent developments and advancements in biopolymer-based food packaging films in extending the shelf life of perishable products. Therefore, we cordially invite authors to contribute original research articles and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Jong-Whan Rhim
Dr. Wanli Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food packaging
- shelf life
- perishable products