The quality and shelf life of foods is in the most cases reduced by oxygen influence. A wide range of food shows oxidative damage to flavour and colour. The main objectives of the project are the development of combined systems -for indication of food quality and packaging integrity, and at the same time, -for enhancement of product quality and shelf life via oxygen scavenging ("indicator-scavenger-systems"). These systems are to be integrated into packaging film materials. The benefits of such an innovative packaging system are:
-to reduce the internal oxygen level as low as possible just directly after packing of the product,
-to increase the shelf life and the nutritional and sensory quality of food,
-to allow for verification of proper functionality of the oxygen scavenger and of product quality and for detection of damages or tampering, throughout the whole logistic chain up to the point of consumption.
Call for proposalData not available
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
8212 Neuhausen Am Rheinfall
40044 Pontecchio Marconi (Bo)