Fran Katz

As consumers require more minimally processed foods, the interest in “smart” packaging increases. At this year’s IFT Annual Meeting, several papers looked at the various aspects of packaging related to food safety. At the same time, patents are beginning to proliferate on the subject of “smart” packages,

Such packages may exhibit several varieties of intelligence. Antimicrobial materials can be introduced into packaging polymers or onto the surface of containers; packages may be developed specifi…

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