Food Packaging and Salmonella Prevention through Packaging

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Objective

The objective is to provide a landscape of the latest Food Packaging technologies that provide added consumer benefits. We will explore patent data bases to extract these technologies and highlight any claims mentioned that discuss new and beneficial consumer benefits. In addition, this final report will show where this technology is being developed, who is developing technologies in food packaging and white space potential.

Background

The major role of packaging is to protect the food product it contains against water, water vapor, air, oxygen, microorganisms, insects, other intruders, dirt, pilferage, etc. Besides protection, containment, communication, unitization, sanitation, dispensing, convenience, are some of the other package functions. One major benefit to the consumer from packaging is the safety of the product that it holds. Book on Development of Packaging for Food Products. Active packaging interacts with a product by releasing or absorbing substances to/from the packed food product and thereby extending shelf-life and improving food safety and quality. Some of the active packaging concepts include anti-microbial films, anti-oxidant films, and scavenging concepts such as oxygen scavenging, ethylene scavenging, moisture regulation etc. to preserve the freshness of the food product. Paperimpact. Researchers have also shown the migration of the antimicrobial compound such as ethyl lauryl arginate (LAE) to chicken breast to be within the regulated limits when using an active packaging. LAE has been shown to be effective against Listeria. FoodProduction Daily. Release of salicylic acid from polymer films can prevent the formation of Salmonella typhimurium biofilms. Review article of Rutgers University.

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Food Packaging

Old Sample patents

Revised Sample patents

Revised Sample patents-Consumer Perspective

S. No. Patent/Publication No. Publication Year Assignee / Applicant Title Dolcera summary Image
1 US8481134B2 2013 Loreal. | atis, balanda | pradier, françois | kanji, mohamed | brereton, evelyn | gavin, linda Biodegradable moisture-impermeable packages for consumer goods Biodegradable and moisture impermeable
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2 US8485378B2 2013 General mills, inc. | zoss, robert a. | scholtes, bryan | genord, dan Multi-container packages for dispensing liquid and dry food Package for multi-component such as cereal and milk
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3 US8475856B2 2013 Sheehan, andrew | sheehan, andrew OTG (on the go) specialty multi-beverage container systems On the go specialty multicontainer for mixing and transporting a variety of powder-based beverages
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4 US8403164B2 2013 Samson, ilan Cap for a spill-proof beverage container Cap for a spill-proof cup with a reliable seal between the rigid and flexible members of the demand valve.
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5 US8377529B2 2013 Cryovac, inc. | bekele, solomon Ultra high barrier aseptic film and package A coextruded film with good oxygen barrier properties for pouches made in a VFFS aseptic system, that exhibits extended shelf life for the contained product by providing N/A
6 WO2013085911A2 2013 Sepehr, cyrus, a. Consumer oriented system for delivery of product including single serving package for preservative-free fruit pieces Single serve packaging for preservative free fruit pieces
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7 US8231272B2 2012 Goglio s.p.a. Stand-up, easy-open and easy-close package of flexible material, particularly for liquid, viscous, pasty, granular or powdered products Flexible package for viscous, granular or powdered substances with peelable closure for easy open and close
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8 US8198571B2 2012 Graphic packaging international, inc. Multi-compartment microwave heating package A microwave package for heating, browning, and/or crisping a food
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9 US8167487B2 2012 Milprint, inc. Secure access easy opening tamper evident feature for sealable bags Bags with a tamper evident feature having an easy rupturable opening
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10 US8151985B2 2012 None Containers for storing at least two substances for subsequent mixing Disposable recyclable container for keeping two substances separate until mixed. The container can be enclosed in a tamper-evident film that includes a perforated pull strip
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11 EP2284099B1 2012 Graphic packaging international, inc. Microwave packaging for multi-component meals Packaging constructs in the form of trays, and other package forms for heating, browning, and/or crisping at least one food item in a microwave oven
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12 EP2208604B1 2012 Amcor flexibles kreuzlingen ltd. Packaging pouch with food flow properties Packaging pouch made of a flexible mono or multilayer film for packaging viscous jelly and/or gravy matrix food in a thermo cycle such as retort, pasteurisation, hot filling or aseptic conditions
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13 US20120168025A1 2012 Nestec s.a. Disposable very lightweight package A biodegradable flexible pouch-like disposable package with a hermetic seal
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14 EP2459463A1 2012 Nestec s.a. Easy opening packaging for liquid or gel products A flexible package for a food product such as gel having a closure which is suitable for one hand operation
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15 US8080770B2 2011 Ball corporation Microwavable metallic container A metallic microwavable container which is hermetically sealed and capable of storing foodstuffs for long periods of time
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16 US7981408B2 2011 Boston brands, inc. Method of preserving food using antimicrobial packaging Antimicrobial film for food packaging N/A
17 EP1888430B1 2011 Graphic packaging international, inc. Microwavable food package having an easy-open feature Package construct for cooking or heating a food item in a microwave oven. N/A
18 GB2476365A 2011 Avondale foods, limited Food packaging for two different food products to be stored separately A Microwaveable food packaging containing a first outer bowl for a first food and a separable insert tray for a second food where the insert tray fits within the first bowl.
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19 US20100108680A1 2010 None Enhanced tamper evident container with tear-apart parts Easily openable tamper evident container where a large sustained pull force has to be applied to separate a lid from a peripheral cover portion that is fixed to a peripheral base portion of the base
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20 EP1777173B1 2010 Mora negrin, pedro ramon Easily opened flexible vacuum packaging for single portions of pasty fluids Easy-open flexible vacuum container for single doses of viscous fluids
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21 EP2141085A1 2010 Nestec s.a. Easy opening packaging for food products Easy open flexible packaging for energy bars providing a bigger surface for consumer information
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22 US20090285941A1 2009 None Combination package of liquid and solid foodstuff A multi-compartment package for convenience and portability to a favorite snack such as cookies and milk
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23 US20090214723A1 2009 None Two component package for simultaneous heating A package for simultaneous heating of a crispy food product and a non-crispy food product in microwave.
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24 US20090032487A1 2009 Stephen s. Rekstad Spill resistant caps and container systems A spill resistant cap for a standard commercially available beverage bottle containing water, milk, juice, soda or other beverage.
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25 US7494279B2 2009 Mars incorporated Ergonomic bag assembly for foods An ergonomic bag assembly for granular foods contains two bags mutually joined by a gripping element comprising a handle
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Search Methodology

Relevant Class Codes and Definitions

IPC/ECLA
Class Definition
A23L Foods, foodstuffs, or non-alcoholic beverages
A23L0001* Foods or foodstuffs; their preparation or treatment
B32B* Layered products, i.e. Products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. Cellular or honeycomb, form
B65B* Machines, apparatus or devices for, or methods of, packaging articles or materials; unpacking
B65D* Containers for storage or transport of articles or materials, e.g. Bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, cans, cartons, crates, drums, jars, tanks, hoppers, forwarding containers; accessories, closures, or fittings therefor; packaging elements; packages
C09J* Adhesives; non-mechanical aspects of adhesive processes in general; adhesive processes not provided for elsewhere; use of materials as adhesives
D21H* Pulp compositions; preparation
G01N* Investigating or analysing materials by determining their chemical or physical properties
US Class
Class Definition
428* Stock material or miscellaneous articles

Patent search

Revised Patent Search

  • Search Engine:Thomson Innovation
  • Time line: 1836-01-01 to 2013-07-22
  • Databases: US Grant, WO App, FR App, US App, GB App, DE Util, EP Grant, DE Grant, EP App, DE App, JP Util, CN Util, JP Grant, CN App, JP App, Other


S. No. Scope Concept Query No. of hits
1 Any IPC or CPC or US class Food class AIC=(A23L0001*) OR UC=(426*) AND 550686
Title Packaging KW (TI=((*Packag* or *container* or *receptacl* or bag* or sack* or pouch*2 or sachet* or *carton* or barrel* or bottle* or closure* or cap or caps or lid* or *seal or reseal* or *clos* or reclos* or zipper* or slide* or dispens*))) AND (DP>=(18360101) AND DP<=(20130722));
2 Any IPC or CPC or US class Packaging class (AIC=(B65D* or B65B* or B32B* or D21H* or G01N* or C09J*) OR UCC=(428*)) 866669
Title Packaging KW (TI=((*Pack* or *container* or *receptacl* or bag* or sack* or pouch*2 or sachet* or *carton* or tray* or tub* or barrel* or bottle* or closure* or cap or caps or lid* or *seal or reseal* or *clos* or reclos* or tamper or zipper* or slide* or dispens*))) AND (DP>=(18360101) AND DP<=(20130722));
3 CTAB Food KW CTB=(*food* or *beverage* or snack* or past* or meal*1 or entree*1 or *soup*) AND DP>=(18360101) AND DP<=(20130722); 1970718
4 Combined query 2 and 3 95607
5 Combined query 1 or 4 640980(14971)
6 CTAB KW of customer interest CTB=((barrier near2 propert*3) or (shelf adj2 life) or (Unique near2 (shape*1 or design*1)) or aseptic*4 or retort*4 or microwave*4 or light-weight*3 or (environmentally adj2 friendly) or biodegrad*4 or recycl*4 or ((dual or duplex) adj2 (dispens* or chamber* or discharg*4)) or (single adj2 serve) or ((individual or single) adj2 (serving or portion*1)) or unitized or (eas*3 near3 (carry*4 or tear*4 or peel*4 or grip*4 or tilt*4 or open*3 or handl*3 or pour* or dispens* or transport*4)) or convenien*4 or (consumer near3 (appeal*3 or acceptance or safety or orient*2 or favour*4)) or (one adj2 hand adj2 (open*3 or operat*4)) or "OTG" or "on the go" or ergonomic or (tamper adj2 (proof or resist*4 or prevent*4)) or (child adj2 proof) or (single adj1 handed) or dripless or ((leak*3 or spill*3 or mess or drip*3 or splash*4) adj2 (prevent*3 or resistan*2 or proof)) or nonspill*3 or (non adj2 spill*3) or ((enhanc*3 or colorful or colourful) near2 graphics)) AND DP>=(18360101) AND DP<=(20130722); 1277116
7 Combined query 5 and 6 34465(17463)
8 Time restriction for 5 years DP>=(20080722) AND DP<=(20130722); 9329(6056)
9 Time restriction for 4 years DP>=(20090722) AND DP<=(20130722) 7774(5298)
10 Time restriction for 3 years DP>=(20100722) AND DP<=(20130722) 5625(3872)
11 Time restriction for 2 years DP>=(20110722) AND DP<=(20130722) 3047(2088)
12 Time restriction for 1 year DP>=(20120722) AND DP<=(20130722) 1336(1081)

Taxonomy of Food Packaging

Interactive Taxonomy

Revised Interactive Taxonomy

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Antimicrobial films

Sample Patents

S. No. Patent/Publication No. Publication Year Assignee / Applicant Title
1 US8318282B2 2012 3m innovative properties company Microstructured antimicrobial film
2 US20120087968A1 2012 Cryovac inc. Antimicrobial Packaging Material and Methods of Making and Using the Same
3 US8017667B2 2011 Victoria university | technion research and development foundation ltd. Antimicrobial packaging material
4 US7915325B2 2011 Kuhne anlagenbau gmbh Antimicrobial food packaging
5 US7705078B2 2010 Dupont teijin films u.s. Limited partnership Antimicrobial polymeric film
6 GB2450475A 2008 Nottingham trent university Antimicrobial polymer nanocomposite
7 GB2449876A 2008 Post harvest solutions, limited Active packaging materials incorporating micro-porous solids and essential oils

Search Methodology

Relevant Class Codes and Definitions

IPC/ECLA
Class Definition
A23L Foods, foodstuffs, or non-alcoholic beverages
A23L0001* Foods or foodstuffs; their preparation or treatment
A01N* Preservation of bodies of humans or animals or plants or parts thereof; biocides, e.g. As disinfectants, as pesticides, as herbicides
B32B* Layered products, i.e. Products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. Cellular or honeycomb, form

Patent search

  • Search Engine:Thomson Innovation
  • Time line: 18.June.2008 to 18.June.2013
  • Databases: US Grant, WO App, FR App, US App, GB App, DE Util, EP Grant, DE Grant, EP App, DE App, JP Util, CN Util, JP Grant, CN App, JP App, Other


S.no. Concept Scope Search query No. of hits
1 Preservation or layered products class Any IPC or CPC A01N* or B32B* 615(358)
Antimicrobial film kw Title (antimicrobial or antibacterial or (anti adj2 (bacterial or microbial)) or smart) AND (packag* or film* or sheet* or laminat* or polymer* or *composite*)
2 Food Kw Full text Food* 707301
3 Combined query 1 and 2 269(148)
4 Food Class Any IPC or CPC A23L0001* 8(7)
Antimicrobial film kw Title (antimicrobial or antibacterial or (anti adj2 (bacterial or microbial)) or smart) AND (packag* or film* or sheet* or laminat* or polymer* or *composite*)
5 Combined query 3 or 4 273(152)
6 Control patents US8318282B2 US8017667B2 US7705078B2 US7915325B2 US20120087968A1 GB2450475A GB2449876A 7
7 Combined query 5 and 6 7


Taxonomy of Antimicrobial films

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