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AACC International Approved Methods - AACC Method 28-21.02. X-Ray Examination for Internal Insect Infestation

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AACCI Method 28-21.02
X-Ray Examination for Internal Insect Infestation

VIEW METHOD

Objective
This method detects the presence of hidden infestation in grains by X-ray. This is the condition in which grain-infesting insects not detected by the human eye are present within the wheat berry. To best utilize the radiographic (X-ray) method, the analyst should be familiar with the general life cycle and morphology of the common grain pests. The method is applicable to cereal grains, unpopped popcorn, and dried peas and beans. See Note 1.