Insects in oatmeal

United States
July 24, 2010 8:56am CST
Hey MyLotters! Recently I was given a sealed bag of oatmeal, for breakfast. However, I already had some of the flavored and another small container of the unflavored one, so I didn't even touch it. After a month or two it was filled with small white wormy/insect things. It was sealed, so how did they get in there? I heard the same can happen with rice, is it true?
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
31 Jul 10
Hello shotgun and welcome to myLot. When the oatmeal is processed the eggs are already in the oat meal. They are so small that they can't be seen. It has nothing to do with the how clean the processing plant is. When a food such as flour rice and oatmeal set for a month or two those bugs hatch. When you get any thing made with a grain you should put it in the freezer for a few days. That will kill the bugs.
• United States
31 Jul 10
oh, wow, awesome! Thanks for the info big time!
@shockrayz (200)
27 Jul 10
It has something to do with the manufacturing company where the oatmeal came from. The processing isn't clean maybe.
• United States
28 Jul 10
could be, but I doubt it
@maezee (31933)
• United States
24 Jul 10
If you saw it happen, it must be true! That's extremely disgusting, but I guess it makes sense. Food can't be 100% clean, when they are made in mass-amounts in factories. I am sure a fly sneaks in here or there..As long as I don't see it, I don't care! lol!
• United States
24 Jul 10
hahaha! Yeah, I know. When I saw it I couldn't believe it, since it was a sealed bag from a factory... but I guess in the end that doesn't mean much, lol.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I had the same experience about oats and that's the reason why I lost my liking for them in a while. I also wonder how they get in there when in fact they are sealed. I just really wonder why and we dont have the exact explanation why.