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Preparation of Antimicrobial Collagen Casings with High Mechanical Properties

Zhike Xie1, Shuyan Yu1, Ming He1, Shaoxuan Yu1, Huanying Zhao2, Haifang Xiao1 and Yuanda Song1
  • 1 Shandong University of Technology, China
  • 2 Zibo Huanghelong Bioengineering Co. Ltd, China


Tea Polyphenols (TP) has received much attention for their excellent antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Some additives (such as sodium alginate and sodium pyrophosphate) have good hydrophobicity which have influence on the mechanical properties of food. The effect of TP on the antibacterial activity of collagen casing was investigated, the effect of addition of TP, sodium pyrophosphate and sodium alginate on mechanical properties including tensile force, tensile strength and elongation at break were also studied. Results from the single factor experiments demonstrated that TP showed strong antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella according to the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and the inhibition zone method. Moreover, the mechanical properties of collagen casings were obviously influenced by the addition of TP and two food additives including sodium alginate and sodium pyrophosphate. This work would be useful for application of collagen casings with TP in food package to extend shelf-life of sausage during processing, transportation and storage.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 16 No. 3, 2020, 407-416


Submitted On: 10 June 2020 Published On: 2 September 2020

How to Cite: Xie, Z., Yu, S., He, M., Zhao, H., Xiao, H. & Song, Y. (2020). Preparation of Antimicrobial Collagen Casings with High Mechanical Properties. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 16(3), 407-416.

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  • Collagen Casings
  • Tea Polyphenols
  • Antimicrobial Activities
  • Mechanical Properties