Fumigation with Hydrogen Phosphorate in Foodstuffs

Phosphoric hydrogen or phosphine is applied in the disinfestations of foodstuffs: mills, pasta factories, warehouses, silos, cereal warehouses, confectionery industries, dried fruit and date warehouses. It can also be used in the treatment of zoological foodstuffs, in ship holds and storerooms, as well as in containers.

Destroy animal parasites at all stages of development (eggs, larvae and adults): Calandra granaria, Calandra oryzae, Trogoderma granarium, Tribolium spp., Tenebrioides mauritanicus, Rhizopertha dominica, Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Acanthoscelides obsoletus, Tinea granella, Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia kueniella , Sitotroga cerealella, Lasioderma serricorne, Acarus siro.

The disinfestations of stored cereals are carried out only when the presence of weeds is detected and without having to remove the products. Since phosphine is a toxic gas, an authorization issued by the competent Police Headquarters is required.

In addition to the dose used, the result of the fumigation depends on numerous factors such as: the type of parasite to be combated, the "tightness" of the environment to be subjected to fumigation, the humidity, the temperature, the type of packaging of the goods, the exposure time.


Our operators carefully evaluate all the aforementioned elements taking into account the following general indications: it is inadvisable to carry out the treatment when the temperature is lower than 10°C.

QUENCHING AND TEMPERING: Immediately after the reopening of the warehouse - once the treatment has been completed - the produce and the environment in which they are stored must be ventilated for at least 48 hours. The absence of gas is ascertained with the special detector equipment. The treated products can be released for consumption only 5/7 days after treatment and after adequate ventilation. After the application and before placing the treated cereals for consumption, it is necessary to practice the usual reclamation rules (ventilation, brushing, etc.). Finally, a fumigation certificate is issued which certifies the intervention performed.

It is important to rely on a competent company with all the authorizations in order so that people's health is not put at risk and the effectiveness of the treatment is guaranteed.

Radit complies with all safety standards and is equipped with licenses and authorizations to ensure you have suitable and safe interventions.