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Composition of antimicrobial edible films and methods for assessing their antimicrobial activity: A review

BackgroundActive packaging plays an important role in food and seafood preservation in the sector of food safety. The main role of antimicrobial packaging is to prohibit the bacterial and fungal growth. Biopolymers are the main film-forming materials which can be integrated with preservatives and antimicrobial agents, and the edible films containing the additives can be utilized as a substitute to maintain food products.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Author: Esmail Abdollahzadeh, Amene Nematollahi, Hedayat Hosseini

Trends in Food Science & Technology


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.