Friday 4 February 2022

Development of nanofiber indicator with high sensitivity for pork preservation and freshness monitoring

 Food Chem. 381, 132224 (2022)

A visual Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) fibrous film incorporated with Roselle anthocyanin (RS) and Cinnamon essential oil (CEO) (PRC film) was designed via electrospinning technology for pork preservation and freshness monitoring. The PRC film presented well structural integrity and stability in buffer solutions without leaking out RS. And PCR film had well hydrophobic and high permeability with water contact angle (WCA) of 109.52° and water vapor permeability (WVP) of 2.63 × 10−7 g m−1h−1Pa−1. Importantly, PRC film exhibited good antibacterial activity with the inhibition diameter at 29.0 mm and 27.1 mm which against Escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus, respectively. Finally, the PRC film was employed as a colorimetric sensor for monitoring pork freshness. It presented visible color changes from pink to blue and effectively prolonged the pork shelf-life by 2 days at 4 °C. These results indicate a great potential in intelligent and active packaging.