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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A Method for Detecting Fungal Contamination in Paperboard Cartons

Authors
item Narciso, Jan
item Parish, Mickey - UNIV OF FLORIDA; IFAS

Submitted to: Extension Service Bulletins
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2004
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Citation: Narciso, J.A., Parish, M.E. 2005. A method for detecting fungal contamination in paperboard cartons. University of Florida IFAS Extension. 105:1-5.

Technical Abstract: Contamination of refrigerated juice products in gable-top cartons may occur by filamentous fungi that are present in the paperboard. A new method has been developed which assesses contamination in the paperboard easily and efficiently. This method incorporates routinely used mycological techniques, including medium and incubation procedures, which insure that conditions for fungal growth are optimal.

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