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#1 KSHMR

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:04 AM

Hi,

 

Being in a International Snacks Producing FMCG, we are facing a big issue of weevils in prodcution area. AIB audit period has been started now and daily we are facing weevil findings near critical areas in shop floor. We are into extruded products, using rice and corn , but the weevils are never found at the inspection during receiving. any idea on how to stop them as we dont want any NC in AIB . we have done vendor audits too but at there end everything is fine, but still we have not found any suitable answers as we know they are born inside bags after months because female weevils lay there eggs before pre harvesting. So any idea that we can stop them from roaming around in production area ??


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

Hi,

 

Being in a International Snacks Producing FMCG, we are facing a big issue of weevils in prodcution area. AIB audit period has been started now and daily we are facing weevil findings near critical areas in shop floor. We are into extruded products, using rice and corn , but the weevils are never found at the inspection during receiving. any idea on how to stop them as we dont want any NC in AIB . we have done vendor audits too but at there end everything is fine, but still we have not found any suitable answers as we know they are born inside bags after months because female weevils lay there eggs before pre harvesting. So any idea that we can stop them from roaming around in production area ??

 

Hi KSHMR,

 

Store your raw materials at -18degC. That should slow the weevils down 100%.


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#3 FurFarmandFork

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

Be careful not to just assume they're coming in with your raw materials. They can just as easily find harborage spaces in/around your plant and colonies exposed or spilt grains.

 

Some resources I found:

https://www.uaex.edu...uals/AG1157.pdf

 

http://www.iaom.info.../IPM-Manual.pdf

 

Contain some of the heat/cool treatments Charles mentioned and other specific treatments and prevention strategies.


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