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I have just opened some SR flour and there is bugs in there?

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suspended6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
What are the bugs and will they have gone into all my other stuff in the baking cupboard.
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suspended6y, 3w agoPosted 6 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
weevils lol, your other stuff should be safe but check just in case

Edited By: choc1969 on Nov 13, 2010 15:53
#2
The bugs are flour mites and their lava are in all flour. You only usually see them if the packet is old and coming to the sell by date.
#3
check the rest of your items, they are common in older flour, if you have just got it from the shops then take it back! they can also be in rice etc.... eeewwweee its awful! just a good job you checked!
#4
choc1969
weevils lol, your other stuff should be safe


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stefor
The bugs are flour mites and their lava are in all flour. You only usually see them if the packet is old and coming to the sell by date.


It is fresh flour. Are the bug harmless, as I am sure I will have used some for halloween buns, oops?
1 Like #6
Weevils, they add protein to baking, lol! I still use flour with them in it. Cooking kills them.
1 Like #7
They will be store product pests - little weevils - psocids.

Take it back to the shop for a refund, or like many others, approach the manufacturer and ask them to comment.

Throw out everything that may be affected food-wise - books etc can be affected, but put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and they will die.

Disinfect the cupboards etc - you may need to do this a few times as they're very small and hide in the joints.

Info


Edited By: moob on Nov 13, 2010 15:57
1 Like #8
oO......wow, just shows you , ....you can learn something new everyday !!.......i can honestly say iv'e never ever heard of these !
#9
Any pics?
#10
moob
They will be store product pests - little weevils - psocids.Take it back to the shop for a refund, or like many others, approach the manufacturer and ask them to comment.Throw out everything that may be affected food-wise - books etc can be affected, but put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and they will die.Disinfect the cupboards etc - you may need to do this a few times as they're very small and hide in the joints.Info

Exacly right. No point in trying to blame the shop or manufacturer. After a massive clear out of my cuboards, still found some in flour but far less than previous.

Totally solved the problem now because have invested in Klip containers to store the bag of flour in. No problems since.

Any type of sealed lid container would do the same job.

Edited By: iglimpse on Nov 13, 2010 16:30
#11
Did you buy from a store or part of a home delivery?
They may have mixed your order up with the I'm A Celebrity order for next week........
#12
SO WE EAT THESE THINGS?! WTF?!
#13
Lost Symphonies
SO WE EAT THESE THINGS?! WTF?!

Not unless you eat raw flour. Cooking kills them. We have all eaten them and never noticed, not harmful.

All the facts are in Moobs info link above
#14
cheese mites enjoy a good munch as well.
#15
I've baked flour with these in.
#16
My money is on flour beetles. They are harmless.

They are probably only in your one bag but I would throw away flour, cereals etc in the cupboard if the bag has been sitting there for a while.
#17
I can't believe people are hearing this for the first time. I thought this was common knowledge. You'll be hard pressed to find a bag of flour that doesn't get them eventually. I personally would throw the bag out (because it would be on my mind) although it's completely safe to use with them in AFAIK.

and NO, you don't need to clean out your cupboards etc.
#18
hypnoticstate
I can't believe people are hearing this for the first time. I thought this was common knowledge. You'll be hard pressed to find a bag of flour that doesn't get them eventually. I personally would throw the bag out (because it would be on my mind) although it's completely safe to use with them in AFAIK.and NO, you don't need to clean out your cupboards etc.

Same here - I learned it at school in Home Ec (albeit about a hundred years ago ) but we were told all about it when cooking and baking in class. Think I was about 13 and its one of those things that sticks in your head. I'm always checking my flour before I use it.
#19
bugs in flour?.....big brother just gets weirder and weirder! oO
#20
LOL I remember this happening with my mums flour once, we were all grossed out :D
#21
I'm freaking out just reading your comment banana!!! Bork!!!!!!
#22
hypnoticstate
I can't believe people are hearing this for the first time. I thought this was common knowledge. You'll be hard pressed to find a bag of flour that doesn't get them eventually. I personally would throw the bag out (because it would be on my mind) although it's completely safe to use with them in AFAIK.

and NO, you don't need to clean out your cupboards etc.


Ehh, you do. If they escape, they hide in the crevices of the cupboards - you need to try and remove them or they will remain.
#23
Eeeewwwwwwwwww theres some dirty folk on here oO
#24
moob
hypnoticstate
I can't believe people are hearing this for the first time. I thought this was common knowledge. You'll be hard pressed to find a bag of flour that doesn't get them eventually. I personally would throw the bag out (because it would be on my mind) although it's completely safe to use with them in AFAIK.

and NO, you don't need to clean out your cupboards etc.


Ehh, you do. If they escape, they hide in the crevices of the cupboards - you need to try and remove them or they will remain.

Nope, not needed. They'll die off within days if they ventured out.
#25
hypnoticstate

Nope, not needed. They'll die off within days if they ventured out.


Nonsense. We had them in our flour about 6/7 weeks ago, there were hundreds of them in there. They had ventured out into other food products in the cupboards as well. Also in the cook books in the cupboards.... everywhere and i mean everywhere even the plate cupboards. We have disinfected with bleech, sprayed bug killers plus various other things the missus has tried and we are still finding the odd one every other day still now. All our cupboards have been empty now for the past 7 weeks but the bugs are still around. Biggest pain ever.
#26
If they are weevils they just love spices so check yours

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