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Further Development of Heat-based Methods for Disinfesting Flour Mills (AFM226) - FT1510

Description
A DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO DEMONSTRATE A SOUND HEAT-BASED DISINFESTATIONS METHOD TO REPLACE METHYL BROMIDE USE IN FLOUR MILLS
Objective
1. To enable the findings of LINK project AFM93 (Alternatives to methyl bromide for pest control in structures) to be progressed to a point where the procedures will be accepted by industry;

2. To validate measures to improve efficacy of heat treatments in potential problem areas in flour mills;

3. To find the minimum lethal times for three common mill pests at 49-55 oC;

4. To produce a reliable framework for process management of heat-based mill disinfestation treatments.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : No Final Report   (26k)
• Abstract : Completed abstract for AFM 226   (24k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £23,192
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ADAS UK Ltd., Igrox Ltd, National Association of British and Irish Millers (NABIM), Central Science Laboratory, Home Grown Cereals Authority
Keywords
Distribution              
Environmental Performance              
Food and Drink              
Food Hygiene              
Food manufacturing industry              
Pest Control              
Safety              
Storage              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain