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Old 10-06-2014, 06:34 PM   #51
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So, does adding salt really work? My wife recently threw out over 20 lbs of rice because of this.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #52
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I doubt they still have the product, the original post was in 2008.
I didn't resurrect it. Bucky did.

Anyway, what I said still applies. Surely it's illegal to sell goods in this condition. The seller and/or the packer would be prosecuted if they did it here.

About 20 years ago there was a spate of shops opened selling loose "help-yourself" dry goods - flours, rice, pasta, dried beans, raisins, etc. I never fancied the idea and didn't buy the goods and the shops didn't last long once the local authorities' Environmental Health Departments started to get complaints about contaminated goods - weevils, insect eggs and their larvae, dead flies, and cockroaches, mouse and rat droppings, etc!!!!

Ugh!
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #53
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So, does adding salt really work? My wife recently threw out over 20 lbs of rice because of this.
Salt doesn't work, but freezing does. Throw the bag of rice in the freezer for a day or two and all the critters will be dead.

Although I'm not sure eating dead larvae is any more enticing than eating live ones.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:01 PM   #54
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Salt doesn't work, but freezing does. Throw the bag of rice in the freezer for a day or two and all the critters will be dead.

Although I'm not sure eating dead larvae is any more enticing than eating live ones.
Truth! Ugh...I shudder to think of all the little critters I've inadvertently eaten that I don't know about.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:51 PM   #55
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Where did you get it?

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I purchased a bag of rice and a couple of weeks later the bag had worms in it - some of the worms had morphed into moth-like insects. What would cause this? The rice is in a waterproof bag that has a zip-lock seal so nothing can get in from outside. The same thing happened to a friend of mine too - same store same brand of rice. Now this rice is over $25 per bag and the package is nothing short of stellar. Any help would be appreciated -
Wow, which shop did you get it from? Rice for $25 never heard that before!
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #56
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Wow, which shop did you get it from? Rice for $25 never heard that before!
Just FYI, that post was written in 2005 and the original poster (OP) never posted again, so he/she won't be answering your question

I've seen 25- and 50-pound bags of rice in Asian grocery stores. Many Asians have it several times per day, so they would go through it pretty fast.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:45 PM   #57
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I buy my rice in a 50 kilo sack. Last 1 was $54 US. We have a wicker tray about 2' in diameter we shake out the rice we will use for a couple days. While shaking we remove any bugs, stones and husks.
The stores here get most dry goods in bulk and repackage. Different flours, sugar (white and brown).
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:46 PM   #58
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Wow very disturbing find. Hopefully the store was able to give you a refund and an apology. Thankfully you did not eat any of the worms and who knows what other insects were in the mix. Will definitely make sure I look for any open tears next time I shop for a sack of rice. May stick too Uncle Bens after hearing this disaster, literally getting goose bumps as I type this.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:53 AM   #59
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Wow very disturbing find. Hopefully the store was able to give you a refund and an apology. Thankfully you did not eat any of the worms and who knows what other insects were in the mix. Will definitely make sure I look for any open tears next time I shop for a sack of rice. May stick too Uncle Bens after hearing this disaster, literally getting goose bumps as I type this.
Julie, if you read the thread, you would see that the bag doesn't have to be open for insect eggs to be in the product. That happens when it's still in the field. If you put the bag in the freezer for a couple of days, the cold will kill any infestation.
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Julie, if you read the thread, you would see that the bag doesn't have to be open for insect eggs to be in the product. That happens when it's still in the field. If you put the bag in the freezer for a couple of days, the cold will kill any infestation.
and you have worm Popsicles.
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