Illegible Labels

I know for me, it happened, (and still happens) ALL of the time. And sure, maybe this is one of the many reasons why I need to move out… but till I do, I’m finding fault with the food companies and for that matter, the government too! Take a look at the photo below and you may have an idea about what I’m talking about, or click continue reading & I’ll set up the scenario for you.

Spicy? Hummus

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Lighter than Light

Coors Light

If there's no such thing as Coors, what is Coors Light lighter than?

Everything that’s on your food label is and should be regulated. Companies should be responsible for the things they tell you are in their product. If a product says “light” or even its misspelled cooler cousin “lite”, it sends you a certain message.

But be honest do you even know what that message is? Is it the same for all products? Is it always referring to calories? Even though something may be “lighter” than its counterpart, how much lighter is light!? Yes, its hard to know what’s what, but continue reading & you’ll hopefully  have it all figured out.

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Opening a Can of Worms

At least its not this bad...

Although you may have heard the expression “Nothing is perfect”, you may not have truly considered that this phrase is true for EVERYTHING in life. This includes food that has been deemed acceptable by health inspection agencies. Now I don’t mean to gross everyone out, but I probably will…. (Sorry!)

Continue on if you’ve ever wondered how many bugs, bug parts, rodents and rodent parts are allowed in our food! Continue reading

The Best Before Date

So what’s the deal with best before dates? Are they just a “suggestion”, or something that if ignored will cause you to have a new type of relationship with your toilet? My very good friend, wink wink nug nug… you know who you are, throws food out that are probably a week away from their best before date. While others I know will eat it a week after (unless there is mould). But who’s right?

Mouldy Cheese

Just cut those parts off, the rest is still good... right?

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Fear Inducing Sites

Has anyone ever forwarded you a site that claims to tell you all of the “terrible” things the food industry is doing? How their lies are manipulating the poor unknowing & innocent moms into purchasing and feeding their families unquestionably “wrong” products? Sure the whole things sounds devious and evil, but there are a whole whack-load of regulation hoops set out by the government that food companies have to jump through. Never mind the fact that no one is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to purchase a product. So… is the food industry as horrible as you think it is? Let’s find out!

I was recently sent this link from cracked.com all about “The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You” (Click HERE to read it!). As a Food Scientist I get questions about ingredients all the time. (But that’s also because people usually get confused and think I’m a nutritionist….) I’m here to set the record straight and tell you the difference between fact and media hype. Continue reading