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Application of Furcellaran Nanocomposite Film as Packaging of Cheese

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Department of Animal Product Processing, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Balicka 122, PL-30-149 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Balicka 122, PL-30-149 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Food Analysis and Qu4ality Assessment, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Balicka 122, PL-30-149 Krakow, Poland
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, 17. listopadu 12, CZ-771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Polymers 2021, 13(9), 1428; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091428
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 21 April 2021 / Accepted: 27 April 2021 / Published: 28 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Plastics for Active/Intelligent Food Packaging)
There is a serious need to develop and test new biodegradable packaging which could at least partially replace petroleum-based materials. Therefore, the objective of this work was to examine the influence of the recently developed furcellaran nanocomposite film with silver nanoparticles (obtained by an in situ method) on the quality properties of two cheese varieties: a rennet-curd (gouda) and an acid-curd (quark) cheese. The water content, physicochemical properties, microbiological and organoleptic quality of cheese, and migration of silver nanoparticles were examined. Both the number of Lactococcus and total bacteria count did not differ during storage of gouda regardless of the packaging applied. The number of Lactococcus decreased in analogous quark samples. The use of the film slowed down and inhibited the growth of yeast in gouda and quark, respectively. An inhibitory effect of this film on mold count was also observed; however, only regarding gouda. The level of silver migration was found to be lower in quark than in gouda. The film improved the microbiological quality of cheeses during storage. Consequently, it is worth continuing research for the improvement of this film in order to enable its use in everyday life. View Full-Text
Keywords: active packaging; nanofiller; gouda; quark; shelf life active packaging; nanofiller; gouda; quark; shelf life
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Pluta-Kubica, A.; Jamróz, E.; Khachatryan, G.; Florkiewicz, A.; Kopel, P. Application of Furcellaran Nanocomposite Film as Packaging of Cheese. Polymers 2021, 13, 1428. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091428

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Pluta-Kubica A, Jamróz E, Khachatryan G, Florkiewicz A, Kopel P. Application of Furcellaran Nanocomposite Film as Packaging of Cheese. Polymers. 2021; 13(9):1428. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091428

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Pluta-Kubica, Agnieszka, Ewelina Jamróz, Gohar Khachatryan, Adam Florkiewicz, and Pavel Kopel. 2021. "Application of Furcellaran Nanocomposite Film as Packaging of Cheese" Polymers 13, no. 9: 1428. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13091428

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