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Proactive biobased cheese packaging

Objective

BIOPACK is a new concept in food packaging. This will involve new approaches to these of oxygen scavengers, preservatives encapsulated in cyclodextrins (CDs) incorporated into PLA (polylactic acid) and PHB (poly 3-hydroxybutyrate) as active protective agents in this bio based system. In the first instance, this new proactive packaging will be targeted at the problem of considerably improving quality and safety of cheeses. The objective is to extend the shelf life of cheeses from 2-3 months up to 9 month. BIOPACK will aim to be cost-competitive and successful concept could help to expand the market for hard and very hard cheeses considerably, especially through providing a new packaging, which makes increased exports from Europe possible. This could be of major economic benefit to cheese producers directly and farmers indirectly in many regions of Europe. The BIOPACKprinciples will also be exploitable for the packaging of other foods.

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THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
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Rolighedsvej 30
1958 FREDERISKSBERG
Denmark

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