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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Edible food packages: An approach towards sustainable future

Author(s):
Mainak Debnath, Sreyasree Basu, Indrajit Bhattachayya and Oindrila Mazumder
Abstract:
Packaging is the covering of a material that not only protects it from being destroyed or spoiled but also increases the shelf life. Food packaging plays an important role to make a product stand out on the shelf as well as protects them from chemical, physical and environmental factors that can contaminate them. Thus, it is important to study the proper packaging types and the latest packaging trends to stay competitive in the global food market. Since the conventional packaging materials are generally found to be wasted and not suitable for reuse, demands for edible food packaging materials offer a better solution minimizing the environmental hazards.
Edible food packaging materials are often described as the covering of a thin continuous layer of edible materials placed on or between the fruits or vegetables that can be completely consumed. These materials are generally biodegradable as well as sustainable and thus can be easily treated as an integral part of the food staff. Moreover, they function as an efficient moisture and oxygen barrier with low oxygen permeability and physical protector and play an important role in reducing Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) like common non-biodegradable packaging materials that have found to pose substantial threat to human race. The present article mainly aims to focus on a detailed survey on various edible food packaging materials and how they are able to minimize health hazards for next generation sustainability.
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How to cite this article:
Mainak Debnath, Sreyasree Basu, Indrajit Bhattachayya and Oindrila Mazumder. Edible food packages: An approach towards sustainable future. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 1704-1710.

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