Study shows produce packaging can kill pathogens

02/20/2013 01:04:00 PM
Coral Beach

Chlorine dioxide is a “well-established antimicrobial agent,” the researchers wrote, and has been used in gas and liquid forms. However, the gas-producing film would provide better pathogen reduction.

“The (chlorine dioxide-releasing) packaging provides advantages over the current ClO2 washing practice by avoiding possible cross-contamination or recontamination of foods after packaging and before consumption,” the scientists wrote.

The antimicrobial packaging could be used for other fresh produce that generate moisture inside a package.

“By adjusting PLA percentage … (a) different quantity of ClO2 released from the film could be achieved for different kinds of fresh produce. The application could also be extended to non-moisture-generated foods, when a drop of water is injected into the package to activate ClO2 release.”


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Kyle    
Tampa FL  |  February, 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM

what will be the impact to the enviroment long term. There are hundreds of companies that uses this conatiners could you imaging the billions of packages generating this gais daily fro the next 50 years

Alan    
Maidstone, England  |  March, 01, 2013 at 04:05 AM

Why doesn't it taint the product?

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