Are You Eating Chocolate Covered Roaches? Probably So.
1 year ago
Are those M&M's really talking roaches?
Is anything safe from contamination?
If you find yourself having allergic reactions to your favorite snacks and candies, it's probably because they have some extra, unwanted ingredients in there -- like roaches.
It has been revealed that on average, 8 insect parts are found in a chocolate bar and deemed safe, and the FDA is cool with it. Matter of fact they are cool with no more than three rodent hairs being found in your favorite candy too. Sounds like you need to start kissing everything up to God, even if it doesn't fall on the ground.
ABC News reports:
Trace amounts of insect parts that are ground into the food and can affect people with allergies and asthma. Some side effects include migraines, cramps, itching or hives.
Chocolate isn’t the only food product to blame for contamination, other foods like peanut butter, macaroni, fruit, cheese, popcorn, wheat and some cheese also contain this material.
If you think there is a way around it, you're wrong. Allergist Dr. Morton M. Teich says to avoid consuming foods with traces of insects, you'd have to stop eating completely. He also states that to completely eliminate insect and rodent filth from candies, companies would have to use more pesticides, which may be even more harmful.
Your best bet would probably be eating expensive chocolate brands, that charge more because they "say" they go the extra mile to remove insect parts. But there is no proof saying that they actually do.