bugs in unopened bag of rice

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I bought 50 lbs each time from Costco, I pour it into 5 gal plastic pickle or food container. One 50 lbs takes 1-1/2 containers. When I have one containers left, I go and buy another bags and keep on doing it. These food containers are free at any restaurants or fast food. They throw tons away everyday.
Most people don't wash the rice properly (wash away the vitamins), they contain pesticides. Maybe Uncle Ben rice are process and don't need to wash.

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Most places aroung here sell the plastic bucket for a very reasonable price. I pay 50cents.
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We always leave flour, rice, or anything like that in the freezer for a couple of days before storing it in the cupboard. Had a bad experience with "pantry moths" a couple years ago. (in Alabama) RJ

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On 4 Dec 2004 06:06:56 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@keyone.com (Carol S.) wrote:

Inspect all your items for more weevils. Weevils can get through plastic bags but glass jars are safe. There's plenty of air and moisture in a bag of rice.
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Carol S. wrote:

thought that's why they tell you to wash the rice before cooking it.
Bugs in birdseed are even more common. Sunflower seed produced a zillion flying type bugs. (My GF freeked out.)
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William W. Plummer wrote:

For the past 25 years, I have only had one bag of rice that had bugs in it. It's certainly not common to me.

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Carol S. wrote:

Bugs live everywhere in the environment, so expecting a few NOT to hitch a ride would be unrealistic. The USDA or somebody has a standard for rodent parts in processed flour for a good reason - the wheat comes from a BIG field, gets dumped into a BIG truck, taken to a BIG elevator, etc, etc, etc. Whilst it is in the BIG field or the BIG elevator, the rodents in the neighborhood come over for a BIG feast, with the bugs of the neighborhood not far behind. They do what rodents and bugs do - eat, shit, and reproduce. They do not excuse themselves from the table to do so. The bugs don't do the Lamaze thing, they just lay eggs. Nice and cozy inside or between a kernel of grain or a nut or an apple or a head of lettuce. It's mostly the grain where it is noticeable because nothing else conceals it so well or lasts as long. Sooooo.....any foodstuffs kept around for a year are likely to experience several life cycles of whatever hitches a ride. I doubt the little, teeny critters breathe much - sort of like you and I being locked in the Sears Tower for a year. If you like critter experiments buy a bag of nuts - or a Hershey bar with almonds - put into a tightly sealed container and forget about it for a year. :o) If you have year old food in the kitchen, throw it out. If you have open packages of grain, nuts, starch, corn meal, they are likely to have had some migrants move in. Use this sort of food soon after it is brought home from the store. It is truly a sinking feeling to spend the day cooking a big pot of vegetable soup, add a little pasta to cook just prior to serving time, and see the migrant population floating for the nearest island. Just sink them and cook until done :o)
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snipped-for-privacy@keyone.com (Carol S.) wrote in
It could have come from the store like that. I've seen bad pasta on the grocer's shelves.
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