The Control of Insects In Cereal Food Products

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Germea, cream of wheat, corn meal and other breakfast cereals are often found to be infested with insects. In an attempt to find the source of this infestation studies were made of the packages in which these cereals are packed and of the sterilizers at some of the mills, and it was found that frequently the sterilization process is not sufficient to destroy all of the insects.

At other times the cereal is subjected to a regimentation after it has been sterilized.

A table showing various temperatures at which insects will killed is given and a description is given of a sterilizing apparatus devised by the author with which electric heat is used to sterilize the cereal with an exposure of approximately two seconds.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1924

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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