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Daily Dose of Weird: FDA is Fine with Low Levels of Gross Stuff in Food [VIDEO]

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I’m not trying to make you super-paranoid with this story, but you might find yourself taking a closer look at your food before you chow down on your next meal.

The Huffington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will only take action if there is more than a certain amount of unwanted stuff mixed in with food.  For example, there can’t be more than 225 insect parts in 225 grams of pasta.  Anything lower than that, and the FDA doesn’t mind!

Realistically it’s impossible to eliminate all bugs from food grown outdoors, no matter how small the manufacturer — but there is a certain ick-factor involved with the idea that there could be maggots in your food in any amount or form.

[via HuffPost Weird News.]

It’s also important to realize that, though they’re gross, bugs in general aren’t that bad for you health-wise.  Many cultures around the world consume insects as part of a well-balanced diet!

Here’s a video with some more of these slightly unsettling FDA regulations.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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