Innovative and Safe Packaging Technologies for Food and Beverages: Updated Review

  • Ishrat Majid
  • Mamta Thakur
  • Vikas Nanda
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)


The diverse consumer demand is the main drive for innovations in food packaging. Active as well as intelligent packaging is undoubtedly a huge milestone of the packaging sector in this era extending the shelf life as well as maintaining the food quality. Bioactive packaging, a new approach, has a great role in improving the consumer’s health. Nanotechnology like a magical spell has revolutionized the packaging from lighter, more robust, and flexible films to the smart packaging monitoring the food condition. Nanoscale innovations are bringing the packaging area to a brand new unimaginable distinction. The emerging packaging technologies have a monumental influence on several facets of the food segment by minimizing the food wastage, spoilage, food-borne diseases’ breakthrough, recalls, and retailer and consumer complaints. This chapter deals with the novel packaging technologies that lower the pathogen detection time, improve the food safety, and control the food packaging and quality all over the supply chain.


Active packaging Intelligent packaging Bioactive packaging Nanotechnology Responsive packaging Microwavable packaging Edible packaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ishrat Majid
    • 1
  • Mamta Thakur
    • 1
  • Vikas Nanda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Engineering and TechnologySant Longowal Institute of Engineering and TechnologyLongowalIndia

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