Did you know the FDA approves food that has fly eggs and rodent hair in it? Filth gets a pass as long as it’s in small enough amounts. On Thursday’s “Pat & Stu,” Pat Gray wasn’t pleased to learn the facts about what the FDA allows to be in our food.
“Are they expected to keep everything out?” Jeffy Fisher asked.
“Yes,” Pat returned.
A jar of peanut butter passes muster with an average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams as well as an average of one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams. For a can of tomatoes, two or more maggots is acceptable per 100 grams. The situation is even worse for something like FDA-approved ground cinnamon, which allows an average of 11 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams and an average of 400 or more insect fragments per 50 grams.
Stu Burguiere tried to come up with a hypothetical that made sense to Pat: “Let’s say a fly is in your factory, and it lands on the conveyer belt.”
Pat shut it down. “That’s unacceptable,” he said.