FAQ

Question

Q

What happens if you make and use a product that had weevils? Will you get sick?

Answer(s)

A

Insects in grains are a quality issue.  For the most part they are not toxic and do not cause foodborne illness.  Grains are often graded for quality based on insect parts present among the kernals.

Posted on 4 Aug 2008

Brian Nummer
Food Safety Specialist

Other Questions In This Topic