Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 52, Issue 10, pp 6125–6135 | Cite as

Smart packaging systems for food applications: a review

  • K. B. Biji
  • C. N. Ravishankar
  • C. O. Mohan
  • T. K. Srinivasa Gopal
Review Article

Abstract

Changes in consumer preference for safe food have led to innovations in packaging technologies. This article reviews about different smart packaging systems and their applications in food packaging, packaging research with latest innovations. Active and intelligent packing are such packaging technologies which offer to deliver safer and quality products. Active packaging refers to the incorporation of additives into the package with the aim of maintaining or extending the product quality and shelf life. The intelligent systems are those that monitor the condition of packaged food to give information regarding the quality of the packaged food during transportation and storage. These technologies are designed to the increasing demand for safer foods with better shelf life. The market for active and intelligent packaging systems is expected to have a promising future by their integration into packaging materials or systems.

Keywords

Active packaging Intelligent packaging Freshness indicator RFID 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. Biji
    • 1
  • C. N. Ravishankar
    • 2
  • C. O. Mohan
    • 1
  • T. K. Srinivasa Gopal
    • 1
  1. 1.Fish Processing Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries TechnologyCIFT Junction, Willingdon Island, MatsyapuriCochinIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries TechnologyCIFT Junction, Willingdon Island, MatsyapuriCochinIndia

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