Musty Off-Odors White Paper

Musty-Off-Odors-PaperEarthy, dirty, moldy are just a few of the aroma descriptors that are collectively known as “musty”. These odors leave consumers with a “spoiled or unclean” impression (think of a damp basement, or more extreme – a dirty, moldy refrigerator that was unplugged and fermented for a few hot summer days. Musty odors are very common in all sorts of packaging materials (paper and corrugated, plastics, and natural cork), foods (aquaculture fish such as catfish and tilapia), beverages (dairy, juices), and even cosmetics. There are as many different types of chemicals responsible for these foul smells as there are sources responsible for them (both are numerous).

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