Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Gordon L. Robertson

CRC Press
Published November 26, 2012
Textbook - 733 Pages - 128 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439862414 - CAT# K12892

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Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition presents a comprehensive and accessible discussion of food packaging principles and their applications. Integrating concepts from chemistry, microbiology, and engineering, it continues in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors and has been completely revised to include new, updated, and expanded content and provide a detailed overview of contemporary food packaging technologies.


  • Covers the packaging requirements of all major food groups
  • Includes new chapters on food packaging closures and sealing systems, as well as optical, mechanical, and barrier properties of thermoplastic polymers
  • Provides the latest information on new and active packaging technologies
  • Offers guidance on the design and analysis of shelf life experiments and the shelf life estimation of foods
  • Discusses the latest details on food contact materials including those of public interest such as BPA and phthalates in foods
  • Devotes extensive space to the discussion of edible, biobased and biodegradable food packaging materials

An in-depth exploration of the field, Food Packaging: Principles and Practice includes all-new worked examples and reflects the latest research and future hot topics. Comprehensively researched with more than 1000 references and generously illustrated, this book will serve students and industry professionals, regardless of their level or background, as an outstanding learning and reference work for their professional preparation and practice.


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