An examination of various methods of diet packaging


Slifka K. 2017. An examination of various methods of diet packaging. In Ward A, Coslik A, Brooks M Eds. Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition Foundation and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Frisco, TX.


Diet packaging is one of the most visible uses of resources from an operations perspective. It is specific to the individual institution; however, most utilize a combination of plastic bags and containers. Evaluation of the environmental impact of this packaging is essential as are the resources to appropriately clean and sanitize reusable materials. There is no single right answer.

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