Physical and chemical methods for food preservation using natural antimicrobials

C. Barry-Ryan     Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland


To control the spoilage and safety of food, various preservation strategies have been developed. The use of natural antimicrobials is a recent such strategy, with increasing research and commercial applications. This chapter reviews the range of these natural antimicrobials, their applications and the efficacies of those applications. The direct application of natural antimicrobials to food includes chemical and biological agents and physical intervention methods.


Antimicrobials; Biological agents; Chemical agents; Physical methods

10.1. Introduction

The shelf life of perishable food products ...

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