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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Rat Dung & Bugs

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The FDA allows rat dung and bugs into processed foods, simply because there is no way of keeping it out.

I gave up processed foods because there is absolutely no way to guarantee it does not contain gluten.

As I was cooking breakfast this morning I realized that not only does my food NOT contain gluten, but is also does NOT contain any rat dung or bugs.

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Depends, if you eat rice, there may well be bugs in it - though you won't see them alive if it's fresh. :-)

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I'm not sure how to break this to you but fresh food also gets bugs and bug parts. I'm not too keen on rat dung but a few bug parts won't do you any harm.

richard

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Oh yeah! I forgot about that. Especially if you get organic produce... all those little bugs on the lettuce! Wash carefully! (Or just get some extra B-12, not really a big deal.)

I did get freaked out when I saw a full grown, live caterpillar in my romain lettuce once. It had been in the fridge, so it moved awful slow, but it was big and squoodgy. Yuck!

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I once got half a bee in my salad at a resaurant. I was a little freaked out because I had eaten half the salad before I found it and I wondered where the other half of the bee was! It turned me off of salad for a while. :rolleyes:

God bless,

Mariann

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Hey, if you can see it you can get rid of it! In processed food you can't see it because it's all ground up, and it all looks the same.

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Yet another reason to enjoy the better tasting British chocolates....

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Hey, while your on the subject, my friend works for an American Chocolate company, and said that their chocolate has roaches ground up in it... There is no way to get rid of all the roaches surrounding the cocoa, so they are ground up with the cocoa. Yet another reason to enjoy the better tasting British chocolates....

That's disgusting! :o . Why is it so hard to keep a factory clean...after all, if my family can keep an apartment clean and free of roaches with no difficulty, why can't a commercial factory, with all its employees, stay clean? It's ridiculous...I think it's just laziness on the food manufacturers' part.....YUCK!

As for the rest of these examples: yuck. I guess you could say, however, that a bug could slip into any food...and although it may not be common to find bugs in certain products....they could be found anywhere.

I once heard something crazy about rat hair being in peanut butter...a product I really enjoy. Does anybody know anything or have anything to say about this. I use Skippy or Jif....does this problem affect, perhaps, just the smaller, "rinky-dink" companies or is it actually an issue? I know this is a weird question, but I am interested and it's kind of strange to call up Skippy and ask them if they put rat hair or let rat hair get into their peanut butter.... :)

-celiac3270

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Hahahhaa! This just seemed so funny that I had to pull it out of the approaching archives!

I'll apologize later :lol:

Gretchen

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