any arthropod that is involved in food and other products, producers of wheat and grain have a 10% probability to contamination, in 3rd world countries its 30%
Types of Litigation
insect debris in cereal, caterpillars in cans of vegetables, fly maggots in fast food, defraud “planting” insects.
Insects you DON’T want to eat
rice weevils, granary weevil, & cow pea weevil they are about an 8th in long, lesser grain beetle, drug store or biscuit beetle, cigarette or tobacco beetle, saw tooth grain beetle, red flour beetle, larder beetle, Indian meal moth abt 5mm
How do they infest food?
field, post-harvest storage, processing plant ( prior to processing, during processing, or post processing), point of sale or transportation, grocery store, consumer level
Types of stored product pests
kernel type (whole or broken), feeding strategy (internal (larvae), external, scavengers, secondary pests(not their primary diet))
Food defect action levels
to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in food for human use that presents no health hazards