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Old 08-12-2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Red vinegar and lead

Why does the red vinegar shelf at the store have a lead warning? How much lead are they talking about here? Should I be concerned?

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Old 08-12-2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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Either that or buy a different brand of red wine vinegar. The bottle I have on the shelf has no such warning.

Cider, when naturally fermented into vinegar can create a lead compound naturally. I don't know if that also occurs with red wine vinegar. I'd guess you'd have to consume a lot of vinegar for it to make a difference.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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Well, it's pretty pervasive. I don't think I've ever seen a store shelf without this warning. Apparently Proposition 65 in California is more strict than other legislature on the topic.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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I don't have an issue with the warning. I don;t believe it applies to all vinegars. What is the wording of the warning on the shelf?
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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I didn't know this...thanks for posting it.
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Old 08-12-2007, 01:08 PM   #6
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erm... I gotta ask, are we talking lead as in Pb element #82 here?

if so, Where does that come from??? it Has to be a contaminant from the process, elements DO NOT change from one to the other in a chem reaction of ANY sort unless it`s an Isotope (and I think that`s unlikely!).
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erm... I gotta ask, are we talking lead as in Pb element #82 here?

if so, Where does that come from??? it Has to be a contaminant from the process, elements DO NOT change from one to the other in a chem reaction of ANY sort unless it`s an Isotope (and I think that`s unlikely!).
YT - the little time I did take to search this out seems to indicate that it is, indeed, the vessel used in the making of the vinegar. I could be wrong but that's what it looked like to me. Which to me would mean standing there and reading bottles until I found one without a warning. I have never seen such a warning before but I will be looking when I go to the grocery store today.
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Thanks :)

although you`de think we would have learned something since the days of the Romans that Sugar of Lead is (although tasty) Quite toxic also!

oh dear :(
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Are we talking ALL red wine vinegar or a specific label(s)???
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YT - ................

Well UB - that is the problem. I don't know and that can be a problem when posting something like this too. We need a bit more information. I would think it would be with certain labels who process their vinegar in certain vessels. I would assume they have to put this warning on their bottles?
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