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Determining natamycin in yoghurt beverages and cheese

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A very original new method has recently been developed to rapidly determine the presence of natamycin in commercial samples of yoghurt beverages and cheese. A screen-printed carbon electrode has been produced, which is modified by a composition of multi-wall carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. As a result, the electrode becomes a useful sensor that is able to determine the presence of natamycin under optimal conditions. The electrochemical behaviour of the electrode Read More

Effective systems in food packaging: the double reaction system and natamycin

Antifungals like natamycin are added to prolong the shelf life of foods. Since microorganisms tend to develop resistance to antifungals when they remain in contact with them, the effect of the antifungals slowly diminishes. This means that it is necessary to control their release rate to have an additional advantage over the microorganisms. There are some sensitive systems that in some cases respond to more than one stimulus: for example, Read More