FDA Food Secrets
Although he may have said it in a joking manner, it's really nothing to laugh at if you knew the actual contents of cereals and how they are processed. So before you get too cozy about the hygienic standards of the food that you buy and eat... you should be aware of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) allowed contaminations in foods and beverages.
The FDA establishes guides for food processors that inform them of such fine points as distinguishing a rat hair from a squirrel hair. However, there is not one food processing plant anywhere in America that has a FDA agent looking over it's shoulder 24/7.
A Texas man secretly tapped into the FDA database and discovered some shocking and very unpleasant realities about the foods and beverages we consume.
Here is just a very small sample of the realities found locked deep away within the FDA database. In other words, this is some of the filth the FDA legally allows.
- Up to 10% of the beans in a sample of your coffee can be infested or damaged by insects.
- Each cup of your favorite brand of orange juice is allowed to contain up to 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.
- Your frozen brussels sprouts can have up to 40 aphids or thrips per 100 grams. This amounts to approximately 200 vermin in your average one-pound package.
- Like apple butter? It can have 5 insects per 100 grams... which is approximately 25 in a 16-ounce jar, but little insects like aphids, thrips, mites and scale insects doesn't count toward the limit. In the produce market... the cleanest and best apples are sold whole, and the rotten and wormy ones are made into apple butter.
- Your "healthy" tomato juice can contain 2 Drosophila maggots, five eggs and one maggot, or 10 maggot eggs and no maggots at all per 100 grams.
- Prefer nutritious whole wheat to white bread? Wheat can average 9 milligrams of rodent excreta pellets and/or pellet fragments per kilogram.
- Like curry flavored dishes? Curry powder can contain up to 100 insect fragments per 25 grams. NOTE: Most spices are loaded with insects before they reach the market, and the FDA says there isn't much that American spice importers can do about the matter. An American Spice Trade Association spokesperson insists that no live insects are permitted.
- Your favorite brand of peanut butter can have 50 insect fragments per 100 grams (as much as 620 in your jar of crunchy peanut butter) or one rodent hair per 100 grams.
The FDA's catch-all term "foreign matter" opens up another can of worms, so to speak.
On a different note, when it comes to metal... it's generally not appreciated how much metal gets into processed food. However, there is enough for there to be a booming market for metal detectors expressly made for food production lines. NOTE: Buckshots is often found in raisins, the result of hunters traipsing around and through vineyards in their quest for wildgame.
So, if the old saying is true "you are what we eat"... then I must be a maggot!
NOTE: The entire food and beverage filth findings from the FDA database will be compiled and made available for sale to all that desire to have their own personal copy of these hidden factual realities.
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