i should not be reading this thread while i'm eating.
fyi it's not just packaged food you have to be worried about, a couple months ago i was in the bulk food store and happened to spot something moving out of the corner of my eye. there was a HUGE squirmy black bug of some kind crawling around in the bin of potato starch. i'm a regular customer there and work in the same mall so i wasn't gonna freak out and cause a scene or something, i just very calmly went to the cash with my purchases and told the guy at the cash. he looked horrified lol. luckily i wasn't buying potato starch or anything resembling it so it didn't bother me too much. it happens. any time you buy flour, starch of any kind, oatmeal, that sort of thing, especially in bulk, there are almost always insect eggs in there that may eventually hatch in your cupboard. i always sift through flour before i use it especially if i've had it for a while, more than once i've found little black bugs in it. i've found them in oatmeal also, and hamster food. if it freaks you out put anything like that in the freezer overnight when you get it home, it will kill off any eggs. the eggs won't harm you it's just gross to think about it
I'm singin' here to get rid of fear
Hope it disappears right here with the rain
But I know life is pain, not like a fairytale
Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way