Nathalie Gontard

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Certain newly discovered characteristics of natural biopolymers should make them a choice material to be used for different types of wrappings and films. Edible and/or biodegradable packagings produced from agricultural origin macromolecules provide a supplementary and sometimes essential means to control physiological, microbiological, and physicochemical(More)
An experimental method based on the controlled chymosin-induced kappa-casein hydrolysis of milk was proposed to modify micellar reactivity. Milk samples with a degree of kappa-casein hydrolysis of 19, 35, and 51% were obtained. The physicochemical properties of partially converted casein micelles were determined. The net negative charge of casein micelles(More)
The specific effects of heat treatment and/or addition of low/high-methylated pectin (LMP/HMP) on the allergenicity of beta-lactoglobulin (beta-Lg) and its hydrolysis products were investigated through a two-step in vitro digestion approach. beta-Lg was first hydrolyzed by pepsin and then by a trypsin/chymotrypsin (T/C) mixture done in a dialysis bag with a(More)
13 Within the framework of the European project EcoBioCap (ECOeffi14 cient BIOdegradable Composite Advanced Packaging), aiming at con15 ceiving the next generation of food packagings, we have designed an 16 argumentation-based tool for management of conflicting viewpoints 17 between preferences expressed by the involved parties (food and pack18 aging(More)
This study assesses the suitability of Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy for potential use as analytical tools to determine the diffusivity of a migrant in a plastic packaging material, one of the key points in safety assessment of food-contact materials. Despite its relative low sensitivity, FTIR-based analysis supplied(More)
Soy protein isolates (SPI) and octenyl-succinate (OSA) modified starch were used as paper coating and inclusion matrices of two antimicrobial compounds: cinnamaldehyde and carvacrol. Antimicrobial compound losses from the coated papers were evaluated after the coating and drying process, and the two matrices demonstrated retention ability that depended on(More)
The glass transition temperature of wheat gluten, plasticized with water, glycerol, or sorbitol, has been studied using dynamical mechanical thermal analysis. For the three plasticizers studied, the general behavior of the glass transition temperature broadly followed the Couchman-Karasz relation using a wheat gluten DeltaC(p)() of 0.4 J g(-)(1) K(-)(1).(More)
Water sorption isotherms and effective moisture diffusivities were determined at 20 8C for sponge cakes at high water activity as a function of their initial porosity, in the range 86 and 52% (0 g/g dry basis fat content), and of their fat content, ranging between 0 and 0.30 g/g dry basis (67% initial porosity). The equilibrium moisture values were not(More)
Carvacrol release from SPI-coated papers was evaluated at different relative humidities (RH; 60, 80, and 100%) and storage temperatures (5, 20, and 30 degrees C). Effective carvacrol diffusivities were determined from experimental release kinetics and by using a mathematical model based on Fick's second law. Increasing storage temperature and RH lead to an(More)