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Home --> Food --> Contamination

Contamination

As fewer and fewer of us take part in the production and processing of the food we eat, we leave this vital task in the hands of faceless strangers and corporate monoliths — entities who may not have our best interests at heart (or stomach).

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        Red bullet = false
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        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

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Red bullet Semen from several diseased men is found in restaurant food.*

Red bullet "Mayonnaise" in fast food chicken sandwich is pus from a tumor.*

White bullet Customer at fast food chicken outlet is served a batter-fried rat.*

Red bullet Girl's salivary glands become infected from roach eggs ingested with taco.*

Red bullet A human finger was found in a can of menudo.*

Red bullet Customer becomes sick after eating a steak at a chain restaurant; analysis of her meal reveals the presence of urine in the meat.*

Red bullet A human penis was found in a jar of fruit punch.*

White bullet Brewery employees discover body of worker in vat of beer.*

Yellow bullet Restaurant after-dinner mints contain urine from customers who fail to wash their hands.

Red bullet Dropped food remains germ-free if picked up within five seconds.

Green bullet The FDA has issued a warning about a possible connection between Hepatitis A and green onions.

Red bullet HIV+ blood has been slipped into ketchup dispensers in fast food restaurants.*

Red bullet An Atlanta restaurant was caught accepting a shipment of rats and mice.

Red bullet Patron dining at a Wendy's fast food outlet found a human finger in her bowl of chili.*

Green bullet A girl required surgery after swallowing a wire that had come loose from a barbeque grill cleaning brush and was cooked into a hamburger.

Multi-colored bullet Baby carrots are made from deformed full-sized carrots that have been permeated with chlorine.

Red bullet Bacteria formed on cut onions and potatoes is responsible for more food poisoning than is spoiled mayonnaise.

Red bullet Growth hormones injected into chicken wings cause ovarian cysts in women.

Red bullet Pesticide used on mandarin oranges imported from China causes severe allergic reactions.

Red bullet A worker at Pepsi has contaminated the product by injecting HIV-infected blood into it.

Red bullet Studies have demonstrated that Monsanto-developed corn contains toxins that cause organ failure in rats and adverse effects in pregnant women.

Red bullet Kiwi fruit from China contains dangerous growth hormones.

Red bullet A cook attempted to poison George Washington with tomatoes.

Red bullet The government forced KFC to stop using the word 'chicken' because they serve meat from mutant animals.

Green bullet Some food products sold by Aldi in early 2013 contained horsemeat.

Yellow bullet Video shows a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup infested with maggots.

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