New active packaging protects pasta from moisture and pests

03 September 2018

Research centre ITENE has developed an active packaging that repels insects and absorbs moisture that protects and preserves dried food products from pantry pest infestations. This is the result of a collaborative project with the companies Pl√°sticos del Segura and Pastas Alimenticias Romero with funding from the Spanish government. This initiative, known as Pasta-Activepack and carried out between 2015 and 2018, intends to meet the needs of the pasta and dried packaged food industries to eradicate insect pests that appear in pastas packaged for long periods of time in pantries or warehouses, which causes substantial losses at the point of sale (Press Release ITENE, 28 May 2018).
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