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dc.contributor.advisorZinoviadou, Kyriaki-
dc.contributor.authorKozarevska, Natalija-
dc.contributor.otherAdamidis, Tryfonen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and illustrations.en_US
dc.descriptionBSc (Hons) in Food Science and Technologyen_US
dc.description.abstractε-polylysine is a homopolymer of an L-lysine-essential amino acids which antimicrobial activity exhibited positive results in several studies before. This study observed the antimicrobial activity of different concentrations of ε-polylysine (0.1%, 0.2% and 0.3%) incorporated in glycerol plasticized alginate films, during 10 days of storage at 4oC, against, lactic acid bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae present in chicken breast meat. Bactericidal effects of ε-PL were obtained against Enterobacteriaceae when higher concentrations (0.2% and 0.3%) of the antimicrobial agent were used. The films did not exhibit inhibitory effect against LAB-reduction in growth rate was not observed. Furthermore, the films showed to be effective in color retention of the meat samples, analyses on the moisture uptake of the ε-PL containing alginate films were conducted. The films showed high rate of moisture uptake due to their hydrophilic nature. The consentration of the ε-PL did not show to have any effect on the moisture uptake of the aliginate films.en_US
dc.formatSpiral bindingen_US
dc.format.extent39 pagesen_US
dc.publisherPerrotis Collegeen_US
dc.publisherCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subject.lcshEdible coatingsen_US
dc.subject.lcshActive food packagingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntimicrobial polymersen_US
dc.subject.lcshFood - Shelf-life datingen_US
dc.subject.otherPerrotis College - Dissertations - 2014en_US
dc.subject.otherFood science and technology. Perrotis Collegeen_US
dc.titleAntimicrobial edible packaging as a means to prolong the shelf life of chickenen_US
local.description.statusNot publisheden_US
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