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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:29 PM



I've had a question that's been presented to me about fumigating prepackaged flour that has been found to have beetles inside of it.  I cannot find anywhere in the SQF code that states either you can or cannot fumigate product-(using a licensed fumigator) that has insects inside of it.  We are not the manufacturer we are a distributor.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:55 AM

Hi PSC Corp,


The SQF Code states: Food products or packaging that is found to be contaminated by pest activity shall be effectively disposed of, and the source of pest infestation investigated and resolved.


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:26 PM

In this instance you shouldn't be using your GFSI as your go to for an answer..........what do the regulations (i.e. the law) state?


FDA says dispose of contaminated


https://www.accessda.../PCF_05_000.htm                 this link is for inspectors


If you fumigate, do you not now have dead beetles in the flour?????

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