Dairy- or Crustacean Shell-Derived Coatings on Vegan Foods?

by Jeanne Yacoubou, MS
VRG Research Director

Edible food coatings that resemble plastic food wrap, such as carnauba wax on apples or shellac in confectioner’s glaze, are not new to the food industry. These films are commonly used to improve food quality and food safety or to minimize packaging cost. Today, edible films are very common in the breath mint and cough and cold over-the-counter medicine industries, bringing in millions per year. They are also common in the meat and fish industries…

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