Articles Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

  1.      Almenar, E. 2020. Recent advances in fresh-cut produce packaging. Acta Horticulturae (accepted)
  2.      Awalgaonkar, G.; Beaudry, R.; Almenar, E. 2020. Ethylene-removing packaging: basis for development and latest advances. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 1-28 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12636).
  3.      Fehlberg, J., Lee, C-L., Matuana, L., Almenar, E. 2019. Orange peel Juicing waste from juicing as raw material for plastic composites intended for use in food packaging. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137, 48841 (https://doi.org/10.1002/app.48841).
  4.       Pranata, M. P., González-Buesa, J., Chopra, S., Kim, K., Pietri, Y., Ng, P.K.W., Matuana, L.M., Almenar, E. 2019. Egg white protein film production through extrusion and calendering processes and its suitability for food packaging applications. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 12(4): 714-727 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11947-019-2248-0 ).
  5.       da Rocha Neto, A.C., Beaudry,  R., Maraschin, M., Di Piero, R.M., Almenar, E. 2019. Double-bottom antimicrobial packaging for apple shelf-life extension. Food Chemistry, 279: 379-388 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.12.021)
  6.       Jayeola, V., Jeong, S., Almenar, E., Marks, B., Vorst, K., Brown, W., Ryser, E. 2019. Predicting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella typhimurium in diced celery, onions, and tomatoes during simulated commercial transport, retail storage, and display. Journal of Food Protection, 82 (2): 287-300 (https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-277).
  7.       Wilson, C.T.; Harte, J.; Almenar, E. 2018. Effect of sachet presence on consumer product perception and active packaging acceptability - a study of fresh-cut cantaloupe. LWT- Food Science and Technology, 92: 531-539 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2018.02.060).
  8.      da Rocha Neto, A.C., da Rocha,  A. B. d O., Maraschin, M., Di Piero, R.M., Almenar, E. 2018. Factors affecting the entrapment efficiency of ß-cyclodextrins and their effects on the formation of inclusion complexes containing essential oils. Food Hydrocolloids, 77: 509-523 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j. foodhyd.2017.10.029).
  9.      Zhong, X.Y.; Siddiq, M.; Sogi, D.S.; Harte, B.; Dolan, K.D.; Almenar, E. 2017. Effect of microwave steamable bag design on the preservation of ascorbic acid and antioxidant capacity and on the physical properties of cooked frozen vegetables: A case study on broccoli (Brassica oleracea). LWT- Food Science and Technology, 83: 165-171 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2017.05.018).
  10.      Chopra, S., Dhumal, S., Abeli, P., Beaudry, R., Almenar, E. 2017. Metal-organic frameworks have utility in sorption and release of ethylene and 1-methylcyclopropene in fresh produce packaging. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 130: 48-55 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2017.04.001).
  11.       Page, N.; González-Buesa, J.; Ryser, E. Harte, J. Almenar, E. 2016. Interactions between sanitizers and packaging gas compositions and their effects on the safety and quality of fresh-cut onions (Allium cepa L.). International Journal of Food Microbiology, 218: 105-113 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.11.017).
  12.      Adzaly, N.Z.; Jackson, A.; Kang, I.; Almenar, E. 2016. Performance of a chitosan-based casing under traditional sausage manufacturing conditions. Meat Science, 113, 116-123 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2015.11.023).
  13.      Zhong, X.Y.; Dolan, K.D.; Almenar, E. 2015. Effect of steamable bag microwaving versus traditional cooking methods on nutritional preservation and physical properties of frozen vegetables: A case study on broccoli (Brassilia oleracea). Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 31, 116-122 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2015.07.002).
  14.      Gartner, H.; Li, Y.; Almenar, E. 2015. Improved wettability and adhesion of polylactic acid/chitosan coating for bio-based multilayer film development. Applied Surface Science, 332: 488-493. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.01.157).
  15.      Koutsimanis, G.; Harte, J.; Almenar, E. 2015. Development and evaluation of a new packaging system for fresh produce: A case study on fresh cherries under global supply chain conditions. Food and Bioprocess Technology: An International Journal, 8(3): 655-669 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11947-014-1437-0).
  16.    Adzaly, N.Z.; Jackson, A.; Villalobos-Carvajal, R.; Kang, I.; Almenar, E. 2015. Development of a novel sausage casing. Journal of Food Engineering, 152: 24-31 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2014.10.032).
  17.    Wakai, M.; Almenar, E. 2015. Effect of the presence of montmorillonite on the solubility of whey protein isolate films in food model systems with different compositions and pH. Food Hydrocolloids, 43: 612-621 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.07.022).
  18.   Koutsimanis, G.; Harte, J.; Almenar, E. 2015. Freshness maintenance of cherries ready for consumption using convenient, microperforated bio-based packaging. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95(5): 972-982 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.6771 ).
  19.   González-Buesa, J., Page, N., Kaminski, C., Ryser, E., Beaudry, R., Almenar, E. 2014. Effect of non-conventional atmospheres and bio-based packaging on the quality and safety of Listeria monocytogenes-inoculated fresh-cut celery (Apium graveolens L.) during storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 93: 29-37. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.02.005).
  20.   Balaguer, M.P.; Fajardo, P.; Gartner, H.; Gomez-Estaca, J.; Gavara, R.; Almenar, E.; Hernandez-Munoz, P. 2014. Functional properties and antifungal activity of films based on gliadins containing cinnamaldehyde and natamicyn. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 173: 62-71 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2013.12.013).
  21.   Lee, R.S.; Pranata. M.; Ustunol, Z.; Almenar, E. 2013. Influence of glycerol and water activity on the properties of compressed egg white-based bioplastics. Journal of Food Engineering, 118: 132-140 doi: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2013.03.031).
  22.   Koutsimanis, G.; Getter, K.; Behe, B.; Harte, J.; Almenar, E. 2012. Influences of packaging attributes on consumer purchase decisions for fresh produce. Appetite, 59: 270-280 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.05.012).
  23.   Joo, M.; Merkel, C.; Auras, R.; Almenar, E. 2012. Development and characterization of antimicrobial poly(lactic acid) containing trans-2-hexenal trapped into cyclodextrins. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 153: 297-305 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.11.015).
  24.   Joo, M.; Auras, R.; Almenar, E. 2011. Preparation and characterization of blends made of poly(lactic acid) and β-cyclodrextrins: improvement of the blend properties by using a masterbatch. Carbohydrate Polymers, 86(2): 1022-1030 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.05.058).
  25.   Joo, M.; Lewandowski, N.; Auras, R.; Harte, J.; Almenar, E. 2011. Comparative shelf life study of blackberry fruit in bio-based and petroleum-based containers under retail storage conditions. Food Chemistry, 126(4): 1734-1740 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.12.074).
  26.   Almenar, E.; Samsudin, H.; Auras, R.; Hate, J. 2010. Consumer acceptance of fresh blueberries in bio-based packages. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 90(7): 1121-1128 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.3922).
  27.   Almenar, E.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Gavara, R. 2009. Evolution of selected volatiles in chitosancoated strawberries (Fragaria × ananassa) during refrigerated storage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57: 974-980. (http://dx.doi.org/110.1021/jf802319v).
  28.   Almenar, E.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2009. Optimization of an active package for wild strawberries based on the release of 2-nonanone. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 42: 587-593 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2008.09.009).
  29.   Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Almenar, E.; Del Valle, V.; Velez, D.; Gavara, R. 2008. Effect of chitosan coating combined with postharvest calcium treatment on strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) quality during refrigerated storage. Food Chemistry, 110 (2): 428-435 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.02.020).
  30.   Almenar, E.; Samsudin, H.; Auras, R.; Harte, B; Rubino, M. 2008. Postharvest shelf life extension of blueberries using a biodegradable package. Food Chemistry, 100(1): 120-127 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.01.066).
  31.   Almenar, E.; Auras, R.; Wharton, P.; Rubino, M.; Harte, B. 2007. Release of acetaldehyde from β-CD inhibits postharvest decay fungi in vitro. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55: 7205-7212. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf071603y).
  32.   Almenar, E.; Auras, R.; Rubino, M.; Harte, B. 2007. A new technique to prevent main post harvest diseases in berries during storage: Inclusion complexes β-CD-Hexanal. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 118: 164-172 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2007.07.002).
  33.   Almenar, E.; Del Valle, V.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2007. Active packaging for wild strawberry fruit (Fragaria vesca L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55: 2240-2245. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf062809m).
  34.   Almenar, E.; Del Valle, V.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Lagarón, J.M.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2007. Equilibrium modified atmosphere packaging of wild strawberries. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 87: 1931-1939 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.2938).
  35.   Almenar, E.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Lagarón, J.M.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2006. Controlled atmosphere storage of wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54 (1): 86-91 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf0517492).
  36.   Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Almenar, E.; Ocio, M.J.; Gavara, R. 2006. Effect of calcium dips and chitosan coatings on postharvest life of strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa). Postharvest Biology and Technology, 39 (3): 247-253 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2005.11.006).
  37.   López-Rubio, A.; Lagarón, J.M.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Almenar, E.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R.; Pascall, M.A. 2005. Effect of high pressure treatments on the properties of EVOH based food packaging materials. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 6: 51-58 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2004.09.002).
  38.   López-Rubio, A.; Almenar, E.; Hernández-Muñoz, P.; Lagarón, J.M.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2004. Overview of active polymer-based packaging technologies for food applications. Food Reviews International, 20 (4): 357-386 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/FRI-200033462)
  39.   Cava, D.; Lagarón, J-M.; López-Rubio, A.; Almenar, E., Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2004. Aplicación de la espectroscopia FT-IR para la evaluación de propiedades de transporte de componentes de aromas alimentarios a través de filmes poliméricos de uso en envases (I). Revista de Plásticos Modernos, 87: 150-157.
  40.   Del-Valle, V.; Almenar, E.; Hernández-Muñoz, P; Lagarón, J.M.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2004. Volatile Organic Compounds Permeation through Porous Polymeric Films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Foods. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 84 (9):937-942 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.1741).
  41.   Hernández-Muñoz, P.; López-Rubio, A.; Del-Valle, V.; Almenar, E.; Gavara, R. 2004. Mechanical and Water Barrier Properties of Glutenin Films Influenced by Storage Time. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52: 79-83. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf034763s)
  42.   Del Valle, V.; Almenar, E.; Lagarón, J.M.; Catalá, R.; Gavara, R. 2003. Modelling Permeation through Porous Polymeric Films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging. Food Additives & Contaminants, 20 (2): 170-179 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0265203021000042869).