10 Gross Things That The FDA Legally Allows In Your Food
Buzzfeed just released a list that might make you think twice about what you eat. According to Buzzfeed, the FDA has a document called the Defect Levels Handbook that says what types of defects mass-produced food can have in it and still be considered "safe" to eat.
This basically means that there is the possibility that some pretty gross things are in the foods that we eat every day...and when I say "gross," I mean "EXTREMELY gross!"
Now, before we get to that, Buzzfeed did make mention of one important thing about the limit the FDA allows on these defects.
It is incorrect to assume that because the FDA has an established defect action level for a food commodity, the food manufacturer need only stay just below that level. The defect levels do not represent an average of the defects that occur in any of the products—the averages are actually much lower. The levels represent limits at which FDA will regard the food product "adulterated"; and subject to enforcement action under Section 402(a)(3) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.
Okay, so now what you have been waiting on. The list of disgusting things that the FDA allows in your food. Below is the list of the defects the FDA allows, along with the amount that they allow in there for it to be considered safe to eat. I'm warning you though, you may not want to eat some of these foods again.
Here are some of the items on Buzzfeed's list:
10 Gross Things The FDA Allows In Your Food
Those are just a few examples of what the FDA allows in your food. Lost your appetite yet? If not, check out Buzzfeed's full list by clicking here!