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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:35 PM

Two questions:
What are the top food safety risks for dry grocery items?
Are pathogens a major concern with these items?


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:21 PM

Can be; depends on what you'll use them for next really and what form they take. Chocolate is pretty "dry" but is a big Salmonella risk (the fat protects the bacteria somehow so you only need a very low dose for illness). Rice and other cereals can harbour b. cereus spores which won't be an issue until it's made wet but still it's there.

Otherwise I would say pest control. Stored product insects can be a real pain.

Edited by GMO, 07 October 2010 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:04 PM

Dear Megan,

Not entirely sure what "dry grocery items" means but one answer to yr question would be to have a look at the recall records for any appropriate items. I believe this data is voluminous and readily accessible in USA.

Rgds / Charles.C

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