volume 168, issue 6-7, P432-447 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12916
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Lotte Joosten, Antoine Lecocq, Annette Bruun Jensen, Olga Haenen, Eric Schmitt, Jørgen Eilenberg

Abstract: Black soldier fly [BSF; Hermetia illucens L. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)] larvae are very effective in transforming low‐grade food waste into valuable high‐end proteins and fat, in intensive production facilities. The production output of this species is growing quickly, but upscaling brings risks to the health status of the reared insects. Until now, not a single major case of disease outbreak caused by a pathogen in a BSF production unit has been reported. This contrasts with data on other species of mass‐produ…

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