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Research Project: Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

Title: Perspectives on essential oil-loaded nano-delivery packaging technology for controlling stored cereal and grain pests

Author
item HOUSSAIN, F - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (INRS)
item Follett, Peter
item SALMIERI, S - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (INRS)
item VU, K - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (INRS)
item JAMSHIDIAN, M - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (INRS)
item LACROIX, M - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (INRS)

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/5/2016
Publication Date: 9/15/2017
Citation: Houssain, F., Follett, P.A., Salmieri, S., Vu, K., Jamshidian, M., Lacroix, M. 2017. Perspectives on essential oil-loaded nano-delivery packaging technology for controlling stored cereal and grain pests. In: Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control, L.M.L. Nollet and H.S. Rathore(eds.) Bacon Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 487-509.

Interpretive Summary: Insect pests and food-borne fungi and their associated toxic metabolites cause significant losses in stored food products. Plant-derived essential oils (EOs) can control the growth and proliferation of insect and fungal pests. Plant EOs are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, and their application to protect stored food products has recently increased. Recent advances in the development of novel active packaging with plant derived-EOs to protect stored products against fungi and insects are discussed. Different strategies for the nano-encapsulation of EOs are presented with special emphasis on the use of nanotechnology in food packaging and the potential of nanoparticle migration into food matrices.

Technical Abstract: Insect pests and food-borne fungi and their associated toxic metabolites cause significant losses in stored food products. Plant-derived essential oils (EOs) can control the growth and proliferation of insect and fungal pests. Plant EOs are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, and their application to protect stored food products has recently increased. However, although plant EOs have many beneficial properties their commercialization and application have been limited due to several inherent properties including highly volatility, instability, poor water solubility and susceptibility to oxidation. These constraints can be overcome by various controlled release strategies such as active packaging and encapsulation, which protect the EO molecules from rapid degradation. In the present review, recent advances in the development of novel active packaging with plant derived-EOs to protect stored products against fungi and insects are discussed. Different strategies for the nano-encapsulation of EOs are presented with special emphasis on the use of nanotechnology in food packaging and the potential of nanoparticle migration into food matrices.