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Rice: How to Check for Bugs

rice-regularJune-September

Not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is highly recommended that it be checked.

How to check rice for insects

1. Place white parchment paper over a lightbox.

2. Place three cups of product on the parchment paper and check the product.

If no infestation is found, the rest of the bag or box may be eaten without checking.

If infestation is indeed found, the rest of the bag or box must be carefully inspected.

October-May

Not infested under normal circumstances, but could be infested. It is highly recommended that it be checked.

How to check

See, June to September, above.

Note: Basmati rice is more likely to be infested and requires more careful checking. See how to check basmati rice. There are also different instructions for how to check wild rice.