Revolutionizing single-use food packaging: a comprehensive review of heat-sealable, water-soluble, and edible pouches, sachets, bags, or packets

Demircan B., VELİOĞLU Y. S.

CRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10408398.2023.2295433
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Metadex, SportDiscus, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


Edible food packaging has emerged as a critical focal point in the discourse on sustainability, prompting the development of innovative solutions, notably in the realm of edible pouches. Often denoted as sachets, bags, or packets, these distinct designs have garnered attention owing to their water-soluble and heat-sealable attributes, tailored explicitly for single-use applications encompassing oils, instant or dry foods, and analogous products. While extant literature extensively addresses diverse facets of edible films, this review addresses a conspicuous void by presenting a consolidated and specialized overview dedicated to the intricate domain of edible pouches. Through a meticulous synthesis of current research, we aim to illuminate the trajectory of advancements made thus far, delving into critical aspects, including materials, production techniques, functional attributes, consumer perceptions, and regulatory considerations. By furnishing a comprehensive perspective on the potential, challenges, and opportunities inherent in edible pouches, our overarching aim is to stimulate collaborative endeavors in research, innovation, and exploration. In doing so, we aspire to catalyze the broader adoption of sustainable packaging solutions tailored to the exigencies of single-use applications.