Functional meat foods and edible packaging: An emerging trend and future prospective of food technology

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bharti
Anita Arya


The conception of “functional food” was introduced long back to the world. With no globally accepted definition as yet, FSSA 2006 definition is relevant in the Indian context. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSAI) defines functional foods as “foods which are specially processed or formulated to satisfy particular dietary requirements which exist because of a specific physical or physiological ailment, wherein the composition of these foodstuffs must differ significantly from the composition of ordinary foods of comparable. Utilization of meat and non-meat ingredients in the right proportions can enhance health benefits (Bharti et al., 2015) and hence can be converted into functional meat foods. The demand for such meat products is poised to increase in coming years due to their nutritional value as excellent protein.


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Bharti, D. S. K., and Anita Arya. “Functional Meat Foods and Edible Packaging: An Emerging Trend and Future Prospective of Food Technology”. Technix International Journal for Engineering Research, vol. 9, no. 9, Sept. 2022, pp. 9-16,
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