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Efficacy of biopolymer/starch based antimicrobial packaging for chicken breast fillets


Yusof, Noor Liyana and Abdul Mutalib, Noor Azira and Karim, Nazatul Umira and Abdul Halid, Nadrah and Aziman, Nurain and Fouad, Hassan and Jawaid, Mohammad and Ali, Asgar and Lau, Kia Kian and Sain, Mohini (2021) Efficacy of biopolymer/starch based antimicrobial packaging for chicken breast fillets. Foods, 10 (10). art. no. 2379. pp. 1-19. ISSN 2304-8158


Food contamination leading to the spoilage and growth of undesirable bacteria, which can occur at any stage along the food chain, is a significant problem in the food industry. In the present work, biopolymer polybutylene succinate (PBS) and polybutylene succinate/tapioca starch (PBS/TPS) films incorporating Biomaster-silver (BM) and SANAFOR® (SAN) were prepared and tested as food packaging to improve the lifespan of fresh chicken breast fillets when kept in a chiller for seven days. The incorporation of BM and SAN into both films demonstrated antimicrobial activity and could prolong the storability of chicken breast fillets until day 7. However, PBS + SAN 2%, PBS/TPS + SAN 1%, and PBS/TPS + SAN 2% films showed the lowest microbial log growth. In quality assessment, incorporation of BM and SAN into both film types enhanced the quality of the chicken breast fillets. However, PBS + SAN 1% film showed the most notable enhancement of chicken breast fillet quality, as it minimized color variation, slowed pH increment, decreased weight loss, and decelerated the hardening process of the chicken breast fillets. Therefore, we suggest that the PBS + SAN and PBS/TPS + SAN films produced in this work have potential use as antimicrobial packaging in the future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10102379
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Keywords: Biomaster-silver; SANAFOR®; Tapioca starch; Polybutylene succinate; Antimicrobial; Food packaging
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 08:58
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 08:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/97023
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