Tecnalia scientifics will develop a new active protection system for processed cheese and pastry products.
It will be realized by searching and selecting the natural antifungal compounds and later studying their application in the above mentioned a food.
In this project the antifungal addition will be studied in three different ways: including the plastic material of the packaging when is manufactured, through covering the packed material and through edible covering on the food.
Active packaging benefits
Both active packaging and edible covering apply on product surface allow some additives beneficial for food to migrate controlled in time.
Furthermore, according to the material used in manufacturing, they make possible to regulate the gas transfer to the product like oxygen, and allow the humidity control also. All these facts can contribute to a better conservation for the selected food due to decreasing of the fungal growth.
In this way these products shelf life and quality will be prolonged so new business ways with high technology content, high added value and innovation promotion in the food sector will start.
Together with Tecnalia in this project takes part Intituto Tecnológico del Plástico (AIMPLAS) and the Centro Nacional de Tecnología y Seguridad Alimentaria.