International science updates: Plant essential oils as a meat preservative, Microalgae for functional foods, Eco-friendly plastic extension to food packaging

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on Feb 1, 2021 9:29:56 PM
Markets International
Organization Food Navigator Asia
Topic Methods and Manufacturing

(IR) Potential Application of Essential Oils for Mitigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry Products: This study has revealed that EOs could be potentially used as a replacement for chemical preservatives in meat and poultry products to mitigate or inhibit the growth of LMO. The possible negative effect of EOs, especially in high concentrations, on the organoleptic properties of meat and poultry products, has been taken into consideration, and the study conclusion focuses on the combination of low amounts of EOs with other natural antimicrobial substances and technologies.

(AU) Marine microalgae-based cellular agriculture is a promising new way to sustainably produce new functional foods and plant-based ‘meat’, according to Australian CRC researchers. As opposed to the first-generation of fisheries and the second-generation of aquaculture, this approach shows potential to transform Australia’s emerging marine bioproducts sector into a globally competitive industry.

(SG) Plastic potential: ‘Eco-friendly’ plastic can be extended to food packaging, as per the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI). The Singapore-based research team which discovered that plastic has a potentially lower environmental footprint than cotton and paper bags has confirmed that this discovery can also be applied to the plastic food packaging used by the majority of food and beverage manufacturing firms. 

(PH) Coconut and COVID-19: Philippines Department of Science and Technology DOST-led study reveals virgin coconut oil reduces symptoms in suspected patients ​ and a faster recovery phase compared to the control group..

Tags: meat products, food packaging materials, eco-friendly plastic, microalgae

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