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.
US7160580; CA2497535 (C)
The Board of Trustees for the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Hettiarachchy, Navam S. and Satchithanandam, Eswaranandam, "Organic acids incorporated edible antimicrobial films" (2007). Patents Granted. 107.