Drivers and barriers for commercial uptake of edible coatings for fresh fruits and vegetables industry- a review

Show simple item record Cloete, Liza Picot-Allain, Carene Ramasawmy, Brinda Neetoo, Hudaa Ramful-Baboolall, Deena Emmambux, Mohammad Naushad 2022-05-18T13:27:59Z 2023
dc.description.abstract As the world population is expected to rise to nearly eleven billion by 2050, a concomitant rise in the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables (FFV) is expected. FFV are highly perishable and constitute 20% of the global food wastage with nearly 30% of the losses occurring at the post-harvest (PH) phase. This represents a challenge to ensure food and nutrition security for future generations. A proposed solution is the use of edible coatings incorporating natural ingredients that have the potential to reduce PH losses. Rising consumer demands for healthy, safe and sustainable food have translated to a greater acceptance of natural edible coatings. Edible coatings are hydrocolloid-based layers often applied to the surface of FFV to confer physical protection as well as extending shelf-life and consumer attraction. Although there has been extensive research on edible coatings, their widespread use has been limited due to a number of challenges such as a lack of standards and regulations, limited market research on consumer opinion and purchase intent, difficulties in scaling-up for industrial application and environmental sustainability concerns. This article attempts to shed light on the drivers fostering, as well as barriers impeding, commercial uptake of edible coatings in the FFV industry. en_US
dc.description.department Consumer Science en_US
dc.description.department Food Science en_US
dc.description.embargo 2023-01-03
dc.description.librarian hj2022 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Mauritius en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Liza Cloete, Carene Picot-Allain, Brinda Ramasawmy, Hudaa Neetoo, Deena Ramful-Baboolall & Mohammad Naushad Emmambux (2023) Drivers and Barriers for Commercial Uptake of Edible Coatings for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Industry- A Review, Food Reviews International, 39:6, 3481-3514, DOI: 10.1080/87559129.2021.2012795. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 8755-9129 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1525-6103 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/87559129.2021.2012795
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.rights © 2021 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Food Reviews International, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 3481-3514, 2023. doi : 10.1080/87559129.2021.2012795. Food Reviews International is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/lfri20. en_US
dc.subject Fruits and vegetables (FFV) en_US
dc.subject Edible coating en_US
dc.subject Regulation en_US
dc.subject Consumers en_US
dc.subject Cost/environment en_US
dc.subject Drivers en_US
dc.subject Barriers en_US
dc.title Drivers and barriers for commercial uptake of edible coatings for fresh fruits and vegetables industry- a review en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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