WP5 – Chitosan wrapping and smart packaging production
- To create innovative packaging materials that will prevent attack from insect and fungi pests of FF by means of natural compounds such as plant EOs in a bioplastic matrix.
- To develop bio-compounds using conventional and aromatized CHT as antimicrobial additive.
- To produce films containing bio-compounds, and to manufacture active packaging (bags, trays, etc.) with improved antimicrobial properties, while maintaining required performance.
- To improve packaging by integrating low-cost biosensor technology that will monitor mycotoxins, pesticides, residues and various food quality characteristics.