musty taint

musty taint

an unpleasant odor in poultry meat from chickens raised on litter containing wood shavings. The odor is caused by chloroanisoles generated by bacterial action on wood preservatives in the shavings.
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So far, DIAM closures have been widely adopted, and no incidences of musty taint have been seen in practice.
This state is achieved by a combination of pressure and temperature, and it renders the cork granules, for all intents and purposes, completely free of any musty taint.
The most prominent, 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA), was determined to be present in the majority of wines described as exhibiting a musty taint.