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Food Manufacturers are Fraudulently Diluting High-Quality Food with Inferior - Sometimes DANGEROUS - Quality Junk
02-05-2013, 01:42 AM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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A new scientific examination by the non-profit food fraud detectives the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), discovered rising numbers of fake ingredients in products from olive oil to spices to fruit juice.



"Food products are not always what they purport to be," Markus Lipp, senior director for Food Standards for the independent lab in Maryland, told ABC News.



In a new database to be released Wednesday, and obtained exclusively by ABC News today, USP warns consumers, the FDA and manufacturers that the amount of food fraud they found is up by 60 percent this year.

In addition, 70% of all ground beef was found to contain "pink slime".

Butchers use "meat glue" to create "bigger" cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and fish, even though it leads to much higher levels of food poisoning:

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/201...rior-quali

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02-05-2013, 02:02 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's disgusting what passes for food in the US, the FDA just lets in whatever depending on who pads their wallets the most, and the drug companies have a carte blanche to push unsafe drugs.


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02-05-2013, 02:04 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I read this just yesterday:

The (UK) Government is set to allow supermarkets to continue to sell mince which is less than 50 per cent meat despite EU rules aiming to crack down on mislabelling of food.

Officials say that stopping retailers from bulking up mince with fat and connective tissue would cost the industry hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.

EU regulations set to be introduced next year will impose strict limits on the amount of fat and collagen which can be included in minced beef and pork.

Lean beef mince will be allowed to contain no more than 19 per cent filler, while regular beef mince will have up to 35 per cent.

Minced pork will be allowed nearly as much filler as meat, with a maximum of 48 per cent collagen and fat.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...rules.html



02-05-2013, 02:07 AM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(02-05-2013, 02:02 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's disgusting what passes for food in the US, the FDA just lets in whatever depending on who pads their wallets the most, and the drug companies have a carte blanche to push unsafe drugs.


US bacon is what led me to boycotting pork. In Baker City I nearly barfed when I saw the tumors allowed in bacon. And people just buy it anyways. "Oh, those're just tumors, they disappear when the meat is cooked" aaah2.gif
02-05-2013, 06:37 AM #5
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(02-05-2013, 02:07 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(02-05-2013, 02:02 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  It's disgusting what passes for food in the US, the FDA just lets in whatever depending on who pads their wallets the most, and the drug companies have a carte blanche to push unsafe drugs.


US bacon is what led me to boycotting pork. In Baker City I nearly barfed when I saw the tumors allowed in bacon. And people just buy it anyways. "Oh, those're just tumors, they disappear when the meat is cooked" aaah2.gif


The people who want good food aren't willing to pad the FDA wallets enough... Who's fault is that?

02-05-2013, 11:13 AM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Ditto for politicians, that's why they represent corporate interests. Some problems will never be solved until lobbying is eliminated.
Not holding breath there.

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