Insect-Blocking Package Technology
Stored-product insects, like the Indian Meal Moth, grain beetle or flour beetle can work their way into any package, including foils and plastic films, given enough time and opportunity throughout the supply-chain distribution process. Insect-infested products lead to consumer complaints, inventory returns, retail charge-backs, and lost sales opportunities for consumer goods companies. Our company was founded with the purpose of developing unique technologies that solve an ancient problem of insect infestation in our food supply chain.
MIT Report: ProvisionGARD chosen by USAID for food packaging shipments
In a two year pilot procurement program valued at approximately $600,000 USD, MIT, USAID and USDA tested eight packaging types. ProvisionGARD was chosen by the USAID to be used for food packaging shipments, to prevent insect infestation and to reduce shipping costs from fumigation expenses.
- MIT Report: ProvisionGARD chosen by USAID for food packaging shipments
- Kansas State University ProvisionGARD Study Results
- Read about MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation that may reduce spoilage in food aid.
- Learn more about MIT Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) study to reduce spoilage in food aid shipments.
- Need a certificate of fumigation? Once ProvisionGARD is applied, we can supply one upon request.