New antimicrobial film for food contact

Researchers develop antimicrobial layer that can be bonded to polyethylene films used for vacuum packaged foods; film controls growth of bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses

Crosslinking in polysaccharide and protein polymers

Scientists review crosslinking agents used for polysaccharide and protein films and coatings intended for food contact; crosslinking improves polymer properties such as water resistance; potential migration and toxicity of crosslinkers need consideration