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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Packaging for Insect Resistance

Authors
item Mullen, Michael
item Mowery, Sharon - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2001
Publication Date: September 30, 2003
Citation: MULLEN, M.A., MOWERY, S.V. PACKAGING FOR INSECT RESISTANCE. BOOK CHAPTER, P. 423-433. 2003.

Technical Abstract: Insect infestation in food packaging results in economic losses because the product is contaminated or destroyed and rendered as unfit for the market. This chapter discusses the need for insect resistant packaging, the insects that invade or penetrate packages, how insect resistant packaging is developed, and the availability of new products and designs that minimize insect contamination. The delivery of a high quality contaminant free product to the consumer should be the objective of every food processor.

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