The design and application of a model system to investigate physical factors affecting container leakage

Int J Food Microbiol. 1988 Jun;6(4):281-6. doi: 10.1016/0168-1605(88)90021-9.


A model system was designed and constructed to investigate the mechanisms of food container leakage. Factors which were found to affect the leakage of microorganisms into the container, included the presence of a vacuum, the size and shape of the leakage channel and the volume of liquid passing through the channel. Differences were observed among the test organisms used.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Food Preservation / instrumentation*
  • Hot Temperature
  • Models, Biological
  • Vacuum