Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability. To meet these demands, new processing and preservation techniques have arisen, most notably modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and active packaging (AP). Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies presents an overview of the current status of MAP and AP, exploring techniques, methodologies, applications, and relevant legislation.
For clarity and easy reference, the book is divided into seven convenient sections:
- Principles, Materials, Gases, and Machinery for MAP provides a basic overview of the topic and defines modified atmosphere, controlled atmosphere, and active packaging.
- Safety and Quality Control of MAP Products examines the effect of MAP on various foods and discusses governmental control mechanisms to ensure food safety.
- Applications of MAP in Foods of Animal Origin explores how MAP can be used in fish, meat, poultry and dairy products.
- Applications of MAP in Foods of Plant Origin discusses MAP for cereals, minimally processed vegetables, fruits, and bakery products.
- Other Applications of MAP reviews MAP’s use in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and coffee, tea, beer, and snack foods.
- Active Packaging and its New Trends examines issues related to nanotechnology and bioactive packaging.
- Consumer Behavior/Sensory Analysis and Legislation covers legislation in the European Union, the United States, and Canada and presents conclusions and new issues on the horizon.
From the very basics (films, gases, techniques, and applications) up to the latest advances (nanotechnology and bioactive compounds), this book covers nearly all issues related to MAP and AP, providing an essential reference for food scientists and engineers, agriculturalists, chemists, and all those on the cutting edge of food packaging.
Table of Contents
Principles, Materials, Gases, and Machinery for MAP
Principles of MAP and Definitions of MAP, CA, and AP. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
Materials (Films), Gases, and Machinery (Techniques) for MAP. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Achilleas Bouletis
Safety and Quality Control of MAP Products
Safety and Quality Control of Modified Atmosphere Packaging Products. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Konstantinos Kotsanopoulos
Applications of MAP in Foods of Animal Origin
Fish and Seafood. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Alexandros Ch. Stratakos
Fresh and Processed Meat and Meat Products. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Alexandros Ch. Stratakos
Poultry. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Alexandros Ch. Stratakos
Milk and Dairy Products. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Georgios Tziatzios
Applications of MAP in Foods of Plant Origin
Cereals. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Konstantinos Kotsanopoulos
Minimally Processed Vegetables. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Achilleas Bouletis
Fruits. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis, Maria Savva, and Nikoletta K. Dionisopoulou
Implementation of Modified Atmosphere Packaging in the Shelf-Life Extension of Bakery Products. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Konstantinos Bosinas
Other Applications of MAP
Ready-to-Eat Foods. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Maria Andreou
Miscellaneous Foods (Coffee, Tea, Beer, Snacks). Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis
Active Packaging and Its New Trends
Active and Intelligent Packaging. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Georgios Oikonomou
Adaptations of Food Packaging Trends via Nanotechnology. Muhammad Imran, Anne-Marie Revol-Junelles, and Stéphane Desobry
Bioactive Packaging Technologies with Chitosan as a Natural Preservative Agent for Extended Shelf-Life Food Products. Vasiliki I. Giatrakou and Ioannis N. Savvaidis
Consumer Behavior/Sensory Analysis and Legislation
Sensory Analysis and Consumer Search of MAP Acceptability. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis, Nikoletta Manti, and Nikoletta K. Dionisopoulou
EU, U.S., and Canadian Legislation Related to Packaging Coming in Contact with Foods. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis and Persephoni Tserkezou
Conclusions and New Trends. Ioannis S. Arvanitoyannis