Thursday, April 19, 2012
Bug parts in our peanut butter?
I just stumbled upon this random "fact" online...
In the United States, it is estimated that every adult unconsciously consumes one pound of insects each year due to garden produce, poor restaurant and home hygiene, and commercial foods for which the USDA allows a certain amount of insect fragments. Peanut butter, for example, is allowed to have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams.
Seriously? The USDA allows insect "fragments" in our food? Does anyone know if this true????
I suppose it won't kill us but I am a little grossed out. Good thing I live in Canada...I am sure we have stricter guidlines here...yeah probably not. I just finished my lunch and am now wondering how may bug bums and wings I just ate. That's awesome.