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Old 02-19-2009, 07:24 PM   #11
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Are you sure the bugs won't come alive once you defrost it though? But that only happens with bacteria I guess, not with bugs

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Old 02-20-2009, 08:08 AM   #12
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:24 AM   #13
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To be honest, 6 months is a long time to store pasta/grain products. Regardless of how clean your kitchen is, it's quite possible - depending on how/where the pasta has been stored - the bugs invaded some time after your purchase. I truly doubt the company can be held accountable for spoilage after 6 months time.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:41 AM   #14
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Sorry if this grosses out some people, but very often there are eggs already existing inside the packages, and sometimes they hatch inside and become all visible. The possible solution, apart from consuming them fairly quickly, is to store them in the freezer or fridge to prevent the eggs from hatching. It is quite possible that we are taking in some extra "proteins" unknowingly, which may not be a very pleasant thought, but also this means the product comes from a pesticide free environment. So it is not all negative if your pasta/flour contains a little visitors...
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Argamemnon View Post
I was making a bag of pasta today and to my horror I saw lots of small black things floating in the pot. I had bought these bags of (whole wheat) pasta six months ago, I think. How is this possible??
This is easily possible, not uncommon at all with grains. But not a problem, in my opinion. I would try to float/dump off the buggies, and continue on.

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