CARDBOARD CONTAINER FOR ACTIVE PACKAGING OF FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF SAME
This invention is, in general, related to the technological field of packaging of vegetable products, such as whole fresh fruits and vegetables that tend to have certain surface microbial load. Specifically, this invention relates to a new cardboard packaging which is characterised by having an antimicrobial active coating based on a polymeric compound in combination with essential oils forming inclusion complexes with cyclodextrins. Vapours of essential oils are emitted from the cardboard as sufficiently high relative humidities are reached in the vicinity of this coating which is next to the packed product, and these vapours have an antimicrobial action against fungi, yeasts and bacteria, which both spoil product quality and are pathogenic for consumers. This new packaging significantly achieves increasing food safety and the shelf life of foods packed therein.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 03-22-2017
Publication date: 02-20-2019
Applicant: UNIV CARTAGENA POLITECNICA, ES
Inventor: LOPEZ GOMEZ ANTONIO, ES
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