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There's WHAT in that?

There's WHAT in that.?! Believe it or not the US Food and Drug Administration has approved levels of the amounts of rodent and insect filth permitted in some foods... = Rodent hairs per 100 grams = Insect fragments per 100 grams Chocolate Insect filth Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams OR any 1 subsample contains 90 or more insect fragments Rodent filth Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams OR any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs Popcorn Rodent filth 1 or more rodent excreta pellets are found in 1 or more subsamples, and 1 or more rodent hairs are found in 2 or more other subsamples OR 2 or more rodent hairs per pound and rodent hair is found in 50% or more of the subsamples 14 OR a rodent poo! Canned citrus fruit juices Insects and insect eggs 5 or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or 1 or more maggots per 250 ml Juice Peanut butter Insect filth Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams Rodent filth Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams Crunchy Peanut Butter This is gross, but is it dangerous? Errr believe it or not, no - Grasshoppers have less fat and almost four times as much protein as beef. We're not too sure about the rodent filth though... An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat up to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it. Thats about the same as a bag of sugar... Eeeeewwwwwwww! Bag 'O' bug bits For the full list check out: http://www.fda.gov/Food/Guidance ComplianceRegulatorylnformation/ GuidanceDocuments/Sanitation/uc m056174.htm Making visual data valuable™ wrogr8 source: www.fda.gov

There's WHAT in that?

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By law, certain levels of rodent and insect filth are actually permitted in food. Gross, eh? Well, maybe not. Infographic design agency infogr8 have created an illuminating visualization which reveals...

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