Local Hawaii ingredients used with an international flair
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
More than you want to know about your food
Just after posting my previous article on food safety I discovered a disturbing report in the Cape Cod Times, FDA inspectors overwhelmed by food imports. Do not, I repeat, do not, read this article before dinner.
I cantell you that it made me sick. Here are some excerpts:
Billions of dollars' worth of foreign ingredients that Americans eat in everything from salad dressing to ice cream get a pass from overwhelmed inspectors, despite a rising tide of imports from countries with spotty records, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal trade and food data.Please do read the entire article. There you can read how
...one supplier drove a truck over tea leaves to dry them with exhaust, which leached lead into the leaves.I almost feel bad about posting this at all. I'll bet you felt ok before reading it, but now???
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