Friday, May 15, 2009

The Maggot Allowance

First an foremost TGImuthafreainF! Amazingly enough, we're scheduled for sunshine this weekend and I can't wait to get out with the other bazillion locals who flock to the outdoors to catch some elusive rays on weekends like this.

I also start working with a personal trainer on Sunday. I've fallen off the wagon a bit and need a jump start before summer. If I'm paying and have to meet someone I won't come up with excuses. I'm considering taking before and after photos, but I'm scared of looking at the before!

On to my public service announcement.....

I'm not totally unaware that there are guidelines like this, but just like those nasty "what gross stuff is really in your hotel room" articles I'm left staring at the screen with big blinking eyeballs. O____O

Excertp from this article, "13 Secrets the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know" http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100238557&Gt1=31036


Secret No. 3: The maggot allowance

Food companies don’t want you to know that your food can legally contain maggots. Sure, the FDA limits the amount of these and other appetite killers in your food, that but limit isn’t zero. The following allowances aren’t harmful to your health—but we can’t promise that the thought of them won’t make you sick.

Food............................Can contain up to
Canned Pineapples....20% positive mold tests
Canned Tomatoes......5 fly eggs and 1 maggot per 500 grams
Frozen Broccoli...........60 mites per 100 grams
Ground Cinnamon......400 insect fragments and 11 rodent hairs per 50 grams
Peanut Butter.............30 insect fragments and 1 rodent hair per 100 grams
Popcorn........................20 gnawed grains or 2 rodent hairs per pound
Potato Chips................6% rotten chips



Really?
Seriously?

2 comments:

New Girl on Post said...

Oh my gosh...GROSS! I had no freakin idea. Oh...and your blog is so cute! When did I miss the revamp of it?

Crazy Shenanigans said...

and I've officially stopped eating peanut butter now....