Food packaging technologies

John Brockgreitens, Abdennour ABBAS

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We began this chapter discussing food packaging and how it interacts both with food products and the outside environment. Then, we explored how these interactions could be used in functional "smart" packaging technolo gies. Smart packaging can be further defined as "active," "responsive," or both. We then concluded this chapter with a discussion of rising food pack aging technologies followed by an overview of the challenges and obstacles to smart packaging technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFood Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Issues, Modeling, and Applications
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781771883696
ISBN (Print)9781771883689
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016


  • Active packaging
  • Bioresponsive
  • Biosensors
  • Food packaging
  • Food safety
  • Foodborne illness
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanotechnology
  • Responsive packaging
  • Smart packaging


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