Food packaging plays a vital role in preserving food throughout the distribution chain. Without packaging, the processing of food can become compromised as it is contaminated by direct contact with physical, chemical, and biological contaminants. In recent years, the development of novel food packaging (modified atmosphere & active packaging) has not only increased the shelf life of foods, but also their safety and quality - therefore bringing convenience to consumers. Directly related, and interlinked, with food packaging is the concept of shelf life - the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale, use, or consumption.
Food Packaging and Shelf Life caters to the needs of scientists, material scientists, food chemists, and microbiologists in the area of food packaging and shelf life.
We are partnering with SSRN to provide Food Packaging and Shelf Life First Look, a pre-print site on which participating research will be showcased while it undergoes the review process. This will allow researchers to have very early access to forthcoming work, as well as supporting researchers in the early distribution of their research.
Food Packaging and Shelf Life First Look is a preview of the papers under review in the journal. Authors may choose to post a preprint version of their paper on SSRN during the submission process to the journal. Papers will appear on the First Look page when they are sent for peer review. The status will be updated when the paper is revised and accepted. If the paper is rejected it will move out of the First Look page and into the main SSRN repository.