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Old 07-20-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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For the past several months to a year, all of the flour I've bought has had bugs in it. I buy whole wheat flour because it is healthier, but the insects totally disgusted me.

I read online that this is supposedly normal...and the remedy is to store the flour in the refrigerator and sift it before baking. Anyone else noticing insects in their flour?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I had this once and it is really quite unpleasant but apparently fairly common. I was told the weevils arrive in the flour already so it has nothing to do with cleanliness. I now always store my flour in the freezer. It is so fine that it does not need defrosting at all. A couple of minutes at room temperature seems to be all it needs.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It does happen, but it's never had it happen to me. Do you buy a particular brand of flour? Do you always buy at the same location?
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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It used to happen to me, and then I discovered the wonder of bay leaves! I stick a bay leave in all my dry goods, from cereal to flour to pasta to dried spices. Never suffered from bugs again. I never had an issue with taste/ couldn't tell the difference after putting the bay leaf in.

I've used this throughout all seasons and even when I lived in Latin America for a couple years, and bugs seemed inevitable given the heat (people used to freeze their cereal to keep them away!). Worked like a charm.

Goodluck!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Hadn't you heard that the other name for Organic is, "Got bugs in it"?

You can't really have it both ways. If you want food without pesticides, then there will be bugs. I can't help but think, though, that they could maybe freeze it and sift it or something to safely get rid of bugs before they package it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Hadn't you heard that the other name for Organic is, "Got bugs in it"?

You can't really have it both ways. If you want food without pesticides, then there will be bugs. I can't help but think, though, that they could maybe freeze it and sift it or something to safely get rid of bugs before they package it.
Whats a litte extra protein amoungst friends.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Three days in the freezer, before you stick it in your pantry, will kill the eggs that turn into those bugs.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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They're likely flour moths. Fix it somehow or they will plague you for years if they get a foothold. They like to get into pasta and will breed in anything flour based.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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They're likely flour moths. Fix it somehow or they will plague you for years if they get a foothold. They like to get into pasta and will breed in anything flour based.
And don't forget pet food.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Hadn't you heard that the other name for Organic is, "Got bugs in it"?

You can't really have it both ways. If you want food without pesticides, then there will be bugs. I can't help but think, though, that they could maybe freeze it and sift it or something to safely get rid of bugs before they package it.
Hehehe... my light hearted jk is along that same line...

That the bugs are "Organic" & "Free roaming" too....
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