Outline of Animals and Plants-Based antimicrobial agents (NAA) in Antimicrobial food packaging (AFP): A new paradigm in food industry

  • Ali Raza Ishaq Government College, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Fatima Noor Government College, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Noor Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Iqra Farzeen Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Iqra Afzal Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ilyas Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, CAS, Beijing, China
Keywords: Antimicrobial packaging, Natural Compounds, Animal Based, Plant Based Applications, Food industry


Natural compounds due to their less toxicity for human health are desired for antimicrobial food packaging. Natural compounds derived from plants, animals and microorganisms such as oils, phenols, terpenes, aliphatic compounds, aldehydes, organic acids and glucosinolates. Polyphenol around food inhibits gas exchange, moisture, flavor and other soluble transfer, hence, increase shelf life. Less use of phenols in food is enhanced by using polyphenols in the food industry, that maintain superficial expression, lowering bacterial activity at upper surfaced of vegetables, fruits and raw muscle food. From hypothetical studies, it is estimated that synthetic or artificial antibacterial agents are more beneficial as compared to the natural. Microbe’s free food is an innovative demand of the food industry and it is need of the hour to use cheaper safer and healthy ways for the preservation of food. The meat industry is dependent on the antimicrobial packaging which is necessary for the safety of the meat. Efficient packaging and antimicrobial agents are the main aspects of the best quality and safety of meat and meat products. This review gives new insight into natural compounds used for antimicrobial food packaging and the application of antimicrobial food packaging.


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Ali Raza Ishaq, Fatima Noor, Ayesha Noor, Iqra Farzeen, Iqra Afzal, & Muhammad Ilyas. (2020). Outline of Animals and Plants-Based antimicrobial agents (NAA) in Antimicrobial food packaging (AFP): A new paradigm in food industry. International Journal of Agriculture, Biology & Environment ( E-ISSN 2582-6107 ), 1(2), 4-15. https://doi.org/10.47504/IJAGRI.2020.5115