Active packaging is a form of smart packaging that intentionally absorbs or releases compounds from or to the food incased in it. These compounds are added to extend the quality and shelf life of the food product. They do so by slowing down internal reactions that degrade the food. These include lipid oxidation, microbial growth, and loss of moisture.
Scavengers and Emitters are the two types of compounds incorporated into active packaging. In this blog, we will discuss the different types of scavengers.