Monday, January 18, 2010

Eat This Not That

So I have heard that the FDA allows food companies to have a certain percentage of rodent hair and poop and things like that in their products, however I never knew if it was true. Well, the other day (before my diet) I was eating a bag of potato chips and to my surprise, at the bottom of the bag, was a bird feather! YUCK! If it’s true, I wasn’t sure, all I knew is that that bird feather had caused me to never eat that brand of chips again.

Today, reading “Eat This Not That” by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, I discovered just how much the FDA allows. Reading the amounts brought a sickening feeling to my stomach.

• Canned Pineapple = can contain up to 20% moldy fruit

• Canned Tomatoes= can contain up to 5 fly eggs or 2 maggots per 500 grams

• Frozen Broccoli= can contain up to 60 mites per 100 grams

• Ground Cinnamon=can contain up to 400 insect fragments and 11 rodent hairs per 50 grams

• Peanut Butter= can contain up to 30 insect fragments or 1 rodent hair per 100 grams

• Popcorn= can contain up to 1 rodent pellet in one sample or 2 rodent hairs per pound

• Potato Chips= can contain up to 6 percent rotten potatoes (looks like bird feathers aren’t allowed!)

I’ve never wanted to grow and prepare my own food so bad in my life! This book as been very helpful so far and I hope to post more informative facts from it soon.


Trish said...

Eww, eww, EWW!

This is the 2nd time I've been grossed out today. Check this out.

Tonya said...

wow Trish, thanks for sharing! That is Gross! I'm going to be sure and wash my new clothes!