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Cl02 and MAP Reaction

Evaluation of the microbial inhibition performance of gas type antimicrobials (chlorine dioxide and allyl-isothiocyanate) with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), and the effect of chlorine dioxide exposure on the physical properties of plastic films Joongmin Shin, Elliot Ryser, Susan Selke, and Bruce Harte. The School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Cl02 and Polymeric Packaging

  • To develop a continuous detection method for mass transfer measurement of ClO2
  • To assess the mass transfer profile of ClO2 through different polymeric packaging materials
  • To determine the impact of ClO2 gas on the chemical, physical, mechanical, and barrier properties of selected polymeric packaging materials

Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Food Packaging

  • Antimicrobial packaging can be effective.
  • Rate of release over time is important.
  • Vapor active compounds may have an advantage but come with some disadvantages.
  • Combination systems show promise.
  • Effect on food properties needs to be further studied.

Food Packing – Cl02 vs Cardboard

Use of chlorine dioxide gas (ClO2) as a sanitizing agent of fresh market tomatoes (and other produce) has been effective. In one trial, 1 kg of fruit
with fresh wounds inoculated with Erwinia carotovora subps. carotovora failed to decay after treatment with 2 mg of ClO2, while untreated fruit had a
100% decay incidence. However, these reports were on fruit treated under laboratory conditions.

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