The development of effective packaging materials is crucial, because food microorganisms determine economic
and public health issues. The current paper describes some of the most recent findings in regards of food preservation
through novel packaging methods, using biodegradable polymers, efficient antimicrobial agents and nanocomposites with
improved mechanical and oxidation stability, increased biodegradability and barrier effect comparatively with conventional
Keywords: Antimicrobial agents, biopolymers, food-packaging, food safety, microorganisms, nanocomposites.
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