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Article Dans Une Revue International Journal of Food Microbiology Année : 2016

Active packaging with antifungal activities


There have been many reviews concerned with antimicrobial food packaging, and with the use of antifungal compounds, but none provided an exhaustive picture of the applications of active packaging to control fungal spoilage. Very recently, many studies have been done in these fields, therefore it is timely to review this topic. This article examines the effects of essential oils, preservatives, natural products, chemical fungicides, nanopartides coated to different films, and chitosan in vitro on the growth of moulds, but also in vivo on the mould free shelf-life of bread, cheese, and fresh fruits and vegetables. A short section is also dedicated to yeasts. All the applications are described from a microbiological point of view, and these were sorted depending on the name of the species. Methods and results obtained are discussed. Essential oils and preservatives were ranked by increased efficacy on mould growth. For all the tested molecules, Penicillium species were shown more sensitive than Aspergillus species. However, comparison between the results was difficult because it appeared that the efficiency of active packaging depended greatly on the environmental factors of food such as water activity, pH, temperature, NaCl concentration, the nature, the size, and the mode of application of the films, in addition to the fact that the amount of released antifungal compounds was not constant with time.
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hal-01465976 , version 1 (13-02-2017)



Nicolas Nguyen van Long, Catherine Joly, Philippe Dantigny. Active packaging with antifungal activities. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2016, 220, pp.73-90. ⟨10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.01.001⟩. ⟨hal-01465976⟩
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