Frank Stadler

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pp. 349–362

16. Packaging Technology

This chapter is concerned with the packaging of medicinal maggots for sale and transport. After fly eggs have been disinfected, incubated, and the microbial safety of eggs and maggots has been confirmed, medicinal maggots are counted and transferred to primary packaging for safe transit to the point of care. This primary packaging may then be further packaged within a cardboard box that forms the secondary packaging along with package inserts that specify vital product and use information. In addition, when medicinal maggots are transported over greater distances or under unfavourable climatic conditions, insulated transport packaging is essential.