The industrial application of corchorus olitorius mucilage in preserving quality of prime beef steaks stored at low temperatures

Ahhmed A. , Awad N., Çam M., T. Yılmaz M., Arıcı M., Sağdic O., ...More

Academic Plaza: the 37th International Food Machinery and Technology exhibition (FOOMA 2018), Tokyo, Japan, 12 - 15 June 2018, no.37, pp.83-86

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Tokyo
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-86


Lamination, coating and packaging materials play a vital role in preservation, quality maintenance and shelf life of meat and meat products. In recent years, the innovation of novel food coating and packaging has contributed to the shelf life and much preserved the quality of meat products. This concept of the industry thereby brought convenience to consumers. As recently as the last 10 years, the concept of providing edible biodegradable packaging materials has become very important and stimuli to preserve some crucial quality traits of meat. Majority of these packaging materials are various that differ in their raw material, the way of production, the purpose of use, potency, the specificity of the food that would be preserved in it and finally its resistance in terms of physical, chemical and microbial viewpoint. There is a tremendous number of debates addressing the problems of environmental pollution caused by petroleum, silica, forestry, metals and clay materials that are used in the fabrication of non-biodegradable packaging. Thus, the utilization of renewable resources has to be focused and receive much attention, yet this would require extensive efforts of research to develop and improve the quality characteristics of degradable-packaging made from natural and waste materials.