Food Processing Chemicals – “Processing aids used on produce are wide-ranging, from chlorine washes to ozone to organic acids to oils derived from plants such as cinnamon or pine trees.” …
Food Processing Chemicals: What Are You Eating?
What Are You Eating?
Will Anyone Really Tell You?
The role of chemicals in food processing is a twisting labyrinth of everything from truth to outright lies and all stops in between … including silence. Labeling is getting better all the time, but in the area of fresh fruits and vegetables, most consumers are dealing with really murky information. What food processing chemicals are used on those gorgeous red tomatoes you just bought? What about that “Ready To Eat” lettuce in the bag? Was it actually cleaned before you bought it … and if so … with what? Do you need to wash it again … and if so … with what?
Do you know what food processing chemicals have been used on the food you and your family are eating? Are you all right with that? Are you confident that you are doing all you can to make sure you’re eating healthy … and safe … food on a day-in day-out basis?
Here’s an eye-opening article by Gretchen Goetz in “Food Safety News”. There’s a lot of information here … I learned things I wasn’t aware of before. Hope you find it useful …
Nutrition labels on items in the produce section tend to be short, if not absent altogether. While cereals, soups and sauces come with long lists of ingredients on their packaging, an apple doesn’t need an ingredient list for consumers to know what they’re buying (although it arrived at the grocery store in a labeled package), and the ingredients for bagged salad are only as varied as the different lettuces in the bag.