Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

1-9-2007

Abstract

This invention provides an edible film solution comprising incorporated organic acids; protein and glycerol useful for coating raw whole fruit, fresh cut fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, cereals, nuts, etc. Moreover, the edible films of the present invention can inhibit pathogen growth including Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella gaminara and E. coli 0157:H7. In a preferred embodiment, the edible film comprises 0.9% glycerol; 10% soy protein; and 2.6% malic acid. A method for coating comestible products with edible films without masking the color but increasing the shelf-life is also provided.

Department

Food Science

Patent Number

US7160580; CA2497535 (C)

Application Number

US20050053640

Application Published

3-10-2005

Application Filed

9-8-2003

Assignee

The Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Navam S. Hettiarachchy, Department of Food Science

Eswaranandam Satchithanandam, Department of Food Science

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