Packaging and food and beverage shelf life

Robertson, G. L. (2011). Packaging and food and beverage shelf life. In David Kilcast and Persis Subramaniam (Ed.), Food and beverage stability and shelf life (pp. 244-272) Oxford, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing. doi:10.1016/B978-1-84569-701-3.50007-4


Author Robertson, G. L.
Title of chapter Packaging and food and beverage shelf life
Title of book Food and beverage stability and shelf life
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Woodhead Publishing
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-1-84569-701-3.50007-4
Open Access Status
Year available 2011
Series Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology, and nutrition
ISBN 9781845697013
1845697014
9781613440292
1613440294
9780857092540
Editor David Kilcast
Persis Subramaniam
Volume number 210
Chapter number 7
Start page 244
End page 272
Total pages 29
Total chapters 29
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The role of packaging in extending the shelf life of foods and beverages is outlined and the major food packaging materials (metals, glass, paper, plastics) described. The key package properties related to shelf life are discussed including barrier, surface area:volurne ratio and closure integrity. Three examples illustrating how the shelf life of packaged foods and beverages can bc predicted are given for situations where the end of shelf life is determined by moisture gain, oxygen gain and microbial growth. Finally, the way in which packaging migrants can lead to end of shelf life is illustrated using as examples epoxidised soy bean oil, antimony, tin and photoinitiator
Keyword Food packaging
Shelf life
Food contact materials
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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