Packaging materials for biscuits and their influence on shelf life

Robertson, G. L. (2014). Packaging materials for biscuits and their influence on shelf life. In Neal K. Van Alfen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems (pp. 232-249) San Diego United States: Elseiver. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52512-3.00063-2


Author Robertson, G. L.
Title of chapter Packaging materials for biscuits and their influence on shelf life
Title of book Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems
Place of Publication San Diego United States
Publisher Elseiver
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-52512-3.00063-2
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
ISBN 9780080931395
0080931391
Editor Neal K. Van Alfen
Volume number 3
Chapter number 16
Start page 232
End page 249
Total pages 18
Total chapters 36
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 5 volumes
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The requirements of food packaging materials are outlined and the properties of packaging materials made from metals, glass, paper, and plastics are presented in this article. Methods to calculate the shelf life of moisture-sensitive and oxygen-sensitive foods packaged in plastics are given, and modified atmosphere, aseptic, active, and intelligent packaging systems are described. The sustainability of food packaging is discussed and life cycle assessment is described with recent examples of its application in food packaging presented.
Keyword Active packaging
Aseptic packaging
Biobased plastics
Intelligent packaging
Life cycle assessment
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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