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Rice, as a cereal grain, it is the most consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population.
Rice is particularly likely to be infested with storage pests if it is stored for a long period. A high proportion of broken grains facilitates the development of insects.
The chewing damage caused by cereal pests might cause an increased respiration in the cereal (hot spots). This, associated with the metabolic activity of the pests themselves, promotes the evolution of heat and moisture, which then provides favorable living conditions for molds and subsequently, at very high moisture levels, for bacterial growth.
Altough many companies are chosing now for non-toxic methods, rice is still mainly fumigated with toxic chemical such as Phosphine. This hazardous substances leave toxic residues in, on and around the product and are not always very effective, because of improper application and because of globally increasing pest resistance to this chemical.
b-Cat is experienced with Controlled Atmosphere treatments of big amounts of rice. Our treatments do not use chemicals assuring always the best quality of products’ ingredients
Common commodity feeders:
- Grain weevil (Sitophilus granarius)
- Larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus)
- Lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)
- Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)
- Tropical warehouse moth (Ephestia cautella)
vQm Packaging is a global leader in the supply of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) in semi-bulk packaging to preserve the shelf-life of the product(s) and control of insects from the moment of packaging, exporting, and warehousing.
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