CSP is able to characterize the interaction between the headspace and the packaged product. Then design the packaging system and the release profile to optimize the efficacy of the anti-microbial agent while maintaining the organoleptic properties of the food.
Samples of sliced tomatoes were inoculated with Listeria, Salmonella and E.coli, sealed in plastic trays and stored at 8ﾟC. In each case, there was a significant reduction of the pathogens.
In addition, sliced tomatoes were inoculated with the mold Geotrichum Candidum, a yeast-like mold that grows as a white fuzz. Samples were packaged in sealed plastic trays and stored at 4ﾟC for 14 days.