Special Issue "Food Packaging Strategies for Enhancing Food Product Shelf Life"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: Dr. Martin-Diana has extensive experience in the extraction and characterization of bioactive compounds from food and waste products, and she has an interest in the valorization of by-products. She has a special interest in the evaluation of bioactivity (antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, and anti-thrombotic activity) using in vitro analysis. She also has expertise in the development of novel foods through the incorporation of different bio-compounds (peptides and oils) in food matrices (milk and juices) and the evaluation of the functionality, quality, and nutritional aspects. Dr. Martin-Diana has also investigated different novel technologies to extend the shelf life of fresh and processed products with a special interest in non-thermal strategies.
Consumers expect to purchase high-quality, fresh food. Manufacturers are challenged with determining and maximizing the shelf life of food products that are exposed to varying conditions in the supply chain. Packaging is an important consideration in the shelf life of foods.
Packaging is an external factor that affects shelf life, but is associated with the processing methods used, transportation and storage, and of course consumer handling.
It is important to understand the mode of food deterioration and the sensitivities of the food in order to select the appropriate packaging to maximize the product’s shelf life. However, other factors such as product formulation, processing, and storage conditions also influence a product’s shelf life.
I am glad to invite you to participate in this Special Issue addressing a topic of such great importance in our life. Balancing shelf life, quality, and sustainability is an important challenge. To provide new strategies to extend food products can contribute to reducing food waste and enhancing the quality of the products.
Dr. Ana Belén Martín Diana
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