Plastics & Resins Blog Blog

Plastics & Resins Blog

The Plastics & Resins Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about polymers, films, foams, engineered components, green plastics, composites, mold making and anything else related to the plastics field. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

Previous in Blog: Should Food Quality Packaging Be Mandatory?   Next in Blog: Studying the Aftermath
Close
Close
Close
2 comments

Safer Food Packaging

Posted December 07, 2011 7:37 AM

Researchers at Queen's University in Belfast have found a way to keep food safe from farm to fork. They've developed an oxygen-sensing package system that will let consumers know when too much air has touched their food, making it unsuitable for consumption. A simple color change on the packaging shows that the food is no longer safe.

The preceding article is a "sneak peek" from Plastics & Resins, a newsletter from GlobalSpec. To stay up-to-date and informed on industry trends, products, and technologies, subscribe to Plastics & Resins today.

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!
Guru
Hobbies - Fishing - Old Salt Hobbies - CNC - New Member United States - US - Statue of Liberty - New Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rosedale, Maryland USA
Posts: 5198
Good Answers: 266
#1

Re: Safer Food Packaging

12/07/2011 11:58 AM

The oxygen sensor does not go far enough to insure the food is safe. Which will open manufacture up to liability cases. Someone will say that the sensor wasn't blue so it should have been safe. There are other sources of contaminates that the sensor wouldn't indicate.

Still nothing better then your own senses. If we keep on trying to make things idiot proof. Then we end up with world full of idiots.

__________________
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty, pristine body but rather to come sliding in sideways, all used up and exclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!"
Reply Score 1 for Good Answer
Guru
Hobbies - CNC - New Member Hobbies - DIY Welding - New Member Engineering Fields - Electromechanical Engineering - New Member

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 22779
Good Answers: 412
#2

Re: Safer Food Packaging

12/07/2011 1:19 PM

Oxygen sensing is only a small part. Some type of sensor for Escherichia coli, salmonella and listeria. Which currently lab analyses and cultures are used.

__________________
“ When people get what they want, they are often surprised when they get what they deserve " - James Wood
Reply
Reply to Blog Entry 2 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Check out these comments that don't yet have enough votes to be "official" good answers and, if you agree with them, rate them!

Previous in Blog: Should Food Quality Packaging Be Mandatory?   Next in Blog: Studying the Aftermath

Advertisement