A Side Order of Insect Filth with Those Fries?
you knowingly eat bugs or rodent hair? How about insect filth or larvae? Not unless
you were starving, you say? Think again. The U.S. FDA has a guideline for allowable
processed food contamination that might make you sick. Look about 1/4 of the way
down this page ("Commodities and Defect Action
Levels") and see what you have been eating! Here's a sampling. Cherries - Insect
filth, average of 5% or more pieces are rejects due to maggots. Macaroni and Noodle
Products - Insect filth, average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams in
6 or more subsamples; Rodent filth, average of 4.5 rodent hairs or more per 225
grams in 6 or more subsamples. Canned Tomatoes - Drosophila fly, average of 10 or
more fly eggs per 500 grams OR 5 or more fly eggs and 1 or more maggots per 500
grams OR 2 or more maggots per 500 grams. Yum!