World Grain - October 2015 - (Page 88)

FEATURE PROTECTING THE LIFEBLOOD OF YOUR OPERATION I n the food processing industry, ingredients are the lifeblood of your operation. Each is a critical component of your end product. But pests can see ingredients as their lifeblood, too. Not only can unprotected ingredients provide them with an endless meal, but pests can also use the containers for harborage. Worse yet, if left undetected, pests can breed and multiply to the point where they become an extra ingredient themselves. Pest-infected ingredients can lead to a loss of product, safety and legal concerns and a major hit to your reputation and bottom line. The stakes are indeed high for brand protection. Stored product pests can feed on a variety of ingredients in your facility's storage areas including grains, beans, spices, nuts, dried fruits and cheeses. In addition to damaging your ingredients, many stored product pests can secrete chemicals that alter the taste of food, and their larvae can irritate the digestive tract or even cause allergic reactions. And since these pests reproduce quickly, it's critical to address infestations in a timely manner. That's why it is of the utmost importance for food processing facilities to keep a keen eye on their suppliers' operations and know how to spot incoming shipments for (Above) Stored product pests can feed on a variety of ingredients in your facility's storage areas. Photos courtesy of Orkin. 88 by Zia Siddiqi Preventing food ingredients from being infested by pests is critical to your reputation and bottom line stored product pests both as soon as a new shipment arrives and throughout the product's shelf life. DIFFERENT PESTS, DIFFERENT PROBLEMS The most common stored product pests are beetles and moths, which have long plagued granaries and other food storage facilities. The larvae of these pests, which can actually cause more damage to stored products than adult insects, range from 1/16-inch to a half-inch in size and feed on grainEDVHGPDWHULDOVOLNHÀRXUULFHDQGQRRGOHV Based on their feeding habits and biology, stored product pests fall into one of four categories: * External feedersIHHGRQWKHH[WHULRURIWKHNHUQHORU¿QLVKHG cereal product and work their way inside. Indian meal moths and cigarette beetles are well-known external feeders in bakeries. * Internal feeders lay eggs within the grain and feed on kerOctober 2015 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - October 2015

World Grain - October 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Precision agriculture versus GMO’s
Calendar of Events
Registration opens for IPPE, Jan. 26-28, 2016
News Review - Louis Dreyfus hires new CEO, ending 17-month search
Ardent Mills finalizes deal to acquire Mondelez facility
Glencore considers selling stake in agricultural unit
Former Cargill executive to lead The Andersons
Flour milling specialist joins KSU faculty
Viterra to acquire oilseed processor
Nisshin plans major expansion of Canadian flour mill
Bunge to acquire Brazilian wheat miller
Cargill executive returns as member of Leadership Team
Woodchip company closer to exporting grain with ACCC decision
Australia plans to standardize, upgrade freight network
The Andersons completes grain facility updates
Mitsubishi to buy 20% share of Olam
Cargill to double capacity at soybean crush facility in Egypt
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Indonesia
Feature - Ardent Mills coming into its own
Feature - More than a large number of mills
Feature - Face of Canada’s grain industry changing
The geography of demographic changes in Canadian agriculture
Feature - 'We're in dire straits'
Dr. Stephen Blank profile
Feature - Ship loading/unloading projects flourish
Port News Roundup
Feature - Australia seeks FTA's with Asia
Feature - Grain Market Roundtable
Milling Operations - Whole wheat flour milling, storage challenges
Feature - Global flour trade holding steady
IGC: Industrial use of grains forecast higher in 2015-16
Feature - Protecting the lifeblood of your operation
Technical Profile - Staying in control of mycotoxins
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain - October 2015