Bioscience

Edible apple film wraps can protect meat, poultry from pathogens

September 27, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Times of India] – A new study led by Indian-origin researcher has revealed that edible apple film wraps can protect meat and poultry products from food born pathogens.

Researchers from the University of Arizona used arvacrol and cinnamaldehyde in apple-based films, which showed promise in offering protection against Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes.

“The use of edible antimicrobial films offers several consumer advantages, including prevention of moisture loss, control of dripping juices-which reduces cross contamination-reduction of rancidity and discoloration, and prevention of foreign odour pick-up,” said lead researcher Sadhana Ravishankar.

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