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 Post subject: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 12:34 am 
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The label says it all.
Watermelon Wedges. 100% Natural. May contain Watermelon! Well, glory be - I hope it contains watermelon. Do they not know for sure?
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PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 12:44 am 
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Looks like one for Leno's "headlines." :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 2:28 am 
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This Package is guaranteed to contain Watermelon. Unless of course you don't want Watermelon, in which case, please disregard the labeling and buy it anyway.

PS: The label say's "may contain Watermelon" just in case it really contains something different. That way you can't sue us because the labeling was meaningless to begin with. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 2:46 am 
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Reminds me of this morning on the morning news when a caption on the screen read "Warning: rain causes wet roads"


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 4:46 am 
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Better safe than sorry. Some places, you can't advertise bottled water as a
preventative or cure for dehydration. Big trouble if you do. :shock:
(A news story weeks ago)

Then there is the Cheese/Cheese Food thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 4:49 am 
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terry h wrote:
Then there is the Cheese/Cheese Food thing.

Cheese Food is what cheese eats, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 8:09 am 
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My take on the label is they are covered for anything that may be in the package, basically they are telling you the package can contain anything, maybe even watermelon. They are saying we can't guarantee watermelon is in the package but might be.
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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 11:06 am 
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I needed to do some repair work to my fiberglass canoe so I went to Home Depot and bought some marine resin and a bag of FIBERGLASS CLOTH,,,, Well there was a warning stating that "It may contain FiberGlass" No poop, That is what I was buying,
This was a few years ago,
Is the world really getting this stupid? Or are the lawyers getting even more crafty?


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 11:52 am 
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It's like when peanut containing products have a warning for those allergic to peanuts.
I've got some "Sweet and Salty Granola Bars" here with "Peanut" in large letters on the front.
On the back of the box, just below where peanuts are listed in the ingredients it reads, "Contains Peanuts" :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 12:00 pm 
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clueless wrote:
terry h wrote:
Then there is the Cheese/Cheese Food thing.

Cheese Food is what cheese eats, right?


I like to buy pimento cheese spread that is made with real cheese. I quickly look at the ingredients and if it starts with "imitation american cheese" I look for another brand. Just this week I noticed a company had been getting me to buy it by listing it "american cheese imitation" By listing "imitation" after american cheese I didn't notice it, as I always looked for "american" as the first word in the ingredients list. I've got to admit, I've been eating the imitation cheese spread for several weeks and didn't notice a difference in the taste, but I still want real cheese in my pimento cheese.

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2012 12:18 pm 
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I read this tonight. I suppose "may contain watermelon" is better than "may contain maggots or rodent hair" :lol:

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In the US, the FDA allows for “natural defects” by permitting a certain amount of bugs and rodent hair to be present in food products. For example, chocolate products may contain an average of 60 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 100g, while citrus fruit juice can contain one maggot per 250ml.

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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
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dancraig wrote:
Just this week I noticed a company had been getting me to buy it by listing it "american cheese imitation" By listing "imitation" after american cheese I didn't notice it, as I always looked for "american" as the first word in the ingredients list.

They do that with cat food, too. They have to list the ingredients in order of quantity, which usually makes corn the first on the list. When they caught wise that people were avoiding food that was mainly comprised of cheap rubbish that cats can't digest, they started splitting the corn up by calling a percentage of it "maize", another percentage something else, etc, so as not to have to list it first.

You have to wonder about businesses that start out by trying to deceive their customers...


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
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Ahhh...don't worry about maggots or rodent hair...just another natural food option. Must be good source of protein. 25% of the RMDA of such, right?
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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
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They forgot to add:
"This product was manufactured on equipment where watermelons may have been processed."


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 Post subject: Re: Be careful when you buy food
PostPosted: Mar Mon 26, 2012 4:41 am 
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radiowizard wrote:
Ahhh...don't worry about maggots or rodent hair...just another natural food option. Must be good source of protein. 25% of the RMDA of such, right?
RW


Mmmm, nothing better than some organic meat in your morning fruit juice :D

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