Thursday, December 13, 2007

Peanuts Are Not Kosher?Pasta Not Kosher

You may not realize this but the FDA allows a certain amount of filth in food that is natural. For an easy to read version of the FDA's Food Defect Action Levels click here. Here is one that caught my attention:Macaroni and noodle products average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples Average of 4.5 rodent hairs or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples. Perhaps this one would also catch yours:Peanut butter Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 gramsAverage of 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams Peanuts, shelled Average of 10% or more peanuts by count are rejects (insect- infested, moldy, rancid, otherwise decomposed, and dirty). Anything that's less than these levels is ok because the FDA says it's unavoidable. Makes you wonder how kosher some of these products really are. Do we have to wash our peanuts too?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, you must wash your nuts. Putting a dirty nut in your mouth would be very unclean. I'm sure all your mothers taught you properly to thoroughly wash your nuts before putting them on your tongue.

Maxiebaby & Wife said...

Halacha allows far more insect fragments than that, as long as they're not visible and not whole.

RSL said...

THAT IS SO VILE THANKS FOR THAT LOVELY LITTLE ARTICLE. RSL