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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Extra Rodent Hairs In My Peanut Butter, Please. Things The FDA Allows

No, I don't really want extra rodent hairs in my peanut butter, but reality is, you've probably had a mouthful over the years. I came across an interesting article about the disgusting things the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) allows in our foods. I don't know how to feel about it, on one hand I understand companies can't control every aspect on their packaging and things inevitably get in our foods AND on the other hand it just plain disgusts me. What are a couple of examples of what the FDA allows in our foods? 

Ground Paprika - Average of more than 11 rodent hairs per 25 grams 
Chocolate - Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams 
Macaroni/Noodle Products - Average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams
Mushrooms; Canned/Dry - Average of over 20 or more maggots of any size per 100 grams of drained mushrooms
Peanut Butter - Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams
Popcorn - 1 or more rodent excreta pellets are found in 1 or more subsamples
Tomato Juice - Average of 10 or more fly eggs per 100 grams

Click here for a complete list.

Now, call me crazy, but I had no idea about this. As I typed some of the examples above I came to the conclusion about how I feel about it.... I'm disgusted. Next time you guys eat peanut butter, you might be the lucky ones with rat hair and feces in there, might you win a prize?

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