If you are looking for some good mealtime reading, the Food and Drug Administration's "Defect Levels Handbook" probably isn't the best choice. This is a document listing acceptable amounts of so called "defects" that the FDA allows in our foods.

It has interesting facts like how much rodent poop can be in your cocoa beans, the number of insect heads allowed in your fig paste, and the amount of maggots that could be crawling through our tomatoes.

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