When it comes to eating food, there are some things you just don't think about.  Especially when you get it out of a can, or from the freezer section of your grocery store.  However, the food you eat can contain things that you would never eat.  For example, insects, rodent hairs, and mold.   Yeah, I know it is gross and it makes me never want to eat again.The FDA recently released a new handbook on just how many insects, rodent droppings and mold can be in the food you purchase and eat.

Broccoli - can  contain 60 aphids per  3.5 oz


Frozen Fruit Juices - such as Orange Juice and Grapefruit juice can contain at least 10% mold

Macaroni - can contain 4.5 rodent hairs per 8 oz

Canned Mushrooms - can contain 20 maggots per 100 grams

Peanut Butter - average of 30 insect fragments per 100 grams that comes out to be about 7 tablespoons

Popcorn - Must have less than two rodent hairs


in more than half of the subsamples.  Also, must have no more than one piece of rodent excrement in the subsamples.

Canned Tomatoes - Average of 10 or more fly eggs per 500 grams

I know it is very gross and we don't realize that we eat this stuff. ICK!  I guess it is more protein in our diet.

Find out what else the FDA finds acceptable when it comes to our food here.

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