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Effect of a Composite Alginate/Grape Pomace Extract Packaging Material for Improving Meat Storage

Aresta, A.M., De Vietro, N., Gubitosa, J., Rizzi, V.; De Pasquale, I., Fini, P., Cosma, P., Curri, M.L; & Zambonin, C.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2023, 24, 15958


November 3, 2023

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The development of food packaging materials that reduce the production of plastic, preserving at the same time the quality of food, is a topic of great interest today for the scientific community. Therefore, this article aims to report the effectiveness of an eco-friendly packaging material based on alginic acid and grape pomace extract from Vitis vinifera L. (winemaking by-products) for storing red meat in a domestic refrigerator. Specifically, biogenic amines are considered “sentinels” of the putrefactive processes, and their presence was thus monitored. For this purpose, an experimental analytical protocol based on the use of solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry was developed during this work for the determination of six biogenic amines (butylamine, cadaverine, isobutylamine, isopentylamine, putrescine, and tyramine). Moreover, by combining the analytical results with those of pH and weight loss measurements, differential scanning calorimetry, and microbiological analysis, it was proved that the studied materials could be proposed as an alternative packaging material for storing foods of animal origin, thus lowering the environmental impact according to sustainability principles.

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