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Old 12-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #161
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[QUOTE=Timothy;1084665]...I mean, people eat OYSTERS! RAW! Without even caring that their entire digestive tract is intact! Oyster Poop and all![/QUOTE]


Now that wasn't necessary. Damn!
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:12 PM   #162
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But, BUT, I LOVE TO EAT! And I'm no quitter!

pass the mudbugs and the deep fried grasshoppers!

I mean, people eat OYSTERS! RAW! Without even caring that their entire digestive tract is intact! Oyster Poop and all!
Wonder how many folks eat "peel and eat" shrimp? That little black dot on the end where the head was removed isn't pepper.

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Old 12-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #163
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I don't eat Chinese food anymore. But if I did, I would avoid any dish that has water chestnuts. I hate the texture.

and all this time i thought water chestnuts were in chinese dishes Because of their texture, their crunch. they sure don't have much flavor going for them, otherwise. i'd keep 'em--if for no other reason than to provide a counterpoint in those gummy, mushy chinese meals i've sometimes had on the cheap....
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #164
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Wonder how many folks eat "peel and eat" shrimp? That little black dot on the end where the head was removed isn't pepper.

Craig

I figure we eat a lot of "stuff" and never realize it. As long as the black dots are properly cooked, they are not an issue.

PS, I don't eat peel and eat shrimp. Too much work.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:58 PM   #165
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the only place that i'll eat peel-n-eat shrimp is in restaurants that give you a shelling tool, or at home withth one. that way you can clean out the poo vein. joe's crab shack gives them to you, and even suggests you take them home. it says " stolen from joe's" imprinted on them.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #166
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Potatoes belong to the family of Belladonna, one of the most popular of poisons used to kill people throughout the ages.

If we all limited ourselves to foods that are not related to anything nasty or harmful, we'd starve to death.

Pass the Lobster please, and slide some spuds up next to it!
The tops of rhubarb are also poisonous. And you can have my lobster Timothy. But I am going to eat my own baked spud with all the fixings, crispy skin and all.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #167
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I figure we eat a lot of "stuff" and never realize it. As long as the black dots are properly cooked, they are not an issue.
USDA Defect Levels Handbook

Defect Levels Handbook

BROCCOLI, FROZEN Insects and mites
(AOAC 945.82) Average of 60 or more aphids and/or thrips and/or mites per 100 grams

Ground Paprika
Mold
(AOAC 945.94) Average mold count is more than 20% Insect filth
(AOAC 977.25B) Average of more than 75 insect fragments per 25 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 977.25B) Average of more than 11 rodent hairs per 25 grams

CHOCOLATE AND CHOCOLATE LIQUOR
Insect filth
(AOAC 965.38) Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams when 6 100-gram subsamples are examined
OR
Any 1 subsample contains 90 or more insect fragments Rodent filth
(AOAC 965.38) Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams in 6 100-gram subsamples examined
OR
Any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs

CORN: SWEET CORN, CANNED
Insect larvae
(AOAC 973.61) Insect larvae (corn ear worms, corn borers) 2 or more 3mm or longer larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments of corn ear worms or corn borer and the aggregate length of such larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments exceeds 12 mm in 24 pounds (24 No. 303 cans or equivalent)

PEPPER, GROUND
Insect filth
(AOAC 972.40) Average of 475 or more insect fragments per 50 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 972.40) Average of 2 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams

TOMATOES, CANNED
Drosophila fly
(AOAC 955.46) Average of 10 or more fly eggs per 500 grams
OR
5 or more fly eggs and 1 or more maggots per 500 grams
OR
2 or more maggots per 500 grams

WHEAT FLOUR
Insect filth
(AOAC 972.32) Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 972.32) Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:04 PM   #168
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USDA Defect Levels Handbook

Defect Levels Handbook

BROCCOLI, FROZEN Insects and mites
(AOAC 945.82) Average of 60 or more aphids and/or thrips and/or mites per 100 grams

Ground Paprika Mold
(AOAC 945.94) Average mold count is more than 20% Insect filth
(AOAC 977.25B) Average of more than 75 insect fragments per 25 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 977.25B) Average of more than 11 rodent hairs per 25 grams

CHOCOLATE AND CHOCOLATE LIQUOR Insect filth
(AOAC 965.38) Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams when 6 100-gram subsamples are examined
OR
Any 1 subsample contains 90 or more insect fragments Rodent filth
(AOAC 965.38) Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams in 6 100-gram subsamples examined
OR
Any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs

CORN: SWEET CORN, CANNED Insect larvae
(AOAC 973.61) Insect larvae (corn ear worms, corn borers) 2 or more 3mm or longer larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments of corn ear worms or corn borer and the aggregate length of such larvae, cast skins, larval or cast skin fragments exceeds 12 mm in 24 pounds (24 No. 303 cans or equivalent)

PEPPER, GROUND Insect filth
(AOAC 972.40) Average of 475 or more insect fragments per 50 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 972.40) Average of 2 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams

TOMATOES, CANNED Drosophila fly
(AOAC 955.46) Average of 10 or more fly eggs per 500 grams
OR
5 or more fly eggs and 1 or more maggots per 500 grams
OR
2 or more maggots per 500 grams

WHEAT FLOUR Insect filth
(AOAC 972.32) Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams Rodent filth
(AOAC 972.32) Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams
That's some funny stuff there...
I figure if my dust mites haven't carried me off, I'm safe eating food.
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As a child living on a working farm, I ate veggies and other things right from the source. Go out to the garden, pick an ear of corn. If there was a bad spot with a worm, I just ate around it and left the cob for the worm to chew on. Climbed trees to get the fruit, ate the cranberries right off the vine, pulled carrots right out of the ground and rinsed them off at the outside spigot. I even had fresh eggs right from the hen house and not even candled. And I am still here.
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PS, I don't eat peel and eat shrimp. Too much work.
That is what beer is for! Same for picking crabs.

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