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Arenít you glad that ice cream isnít made with beaver anal secretions anymore?
DCdirtylaundry.com ^ | By Zoey Sky - September 16, 2019

Posted on 09/16/2019 2:49:02 PM PDT by Red Badger

Most people enjoy a scoop of delicious ice cream. But did you know that the popular dessert used to contain anal secretions from beavers? If you think that’s stomach-turning, check out these other weird or even deadly ingredients found in common food products. Baguettes with a side of opium

Just last March, shoppers in France were warned against purchasing bread that contained a dose of opium. Health officials were puzzled about the unexplained presence of the drugs in poppy seed baguettes and ready-made sandwiches made from poppy seed bread.

Poppy seeds don’t usually contain opiates and government investigators posit that a batch of seeds delivered to bakeries may have been contaminated from the latex sap of the plant that has alkaloids.

The investigators have yet to determine exactly how much of the popular sandwich bread was contaminated. One sandwich made from poppy seed bread could contain at least four milligrams (mg) of morphine, a dose equal to almost half a tablet of morphine sulfate that’s administered to individuals diagnosed with cancer.

Experts warn that the contaminated poppy seed bread is unsafe to eat and may even cause addiction. Investigators are still working on identifying the source of the contamination, along with the companies supplied with the tainted batch of seeds. “Allowable food defects”

Common foods aren’t always prepared in sterile conditions. It’s not uncommon for people to accidentally consume food with contaminants like feces, insects, mold, parasites, rodent hairs, and soil.

According to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Defect Levels Handbook, some items have acceptable or non-hazardous levels of these undisclosed ingredients. To illustrate, two cups of cornmeal may contain at least five insects, 10 insect fragments, 10 rodent hairs, and five fragments of rodent feces. Ice cream with a splash of beaver secretion

Castoreum, a natural flavoring, is a thick and aromatic secretion that comes from the anal glands of beavers. This ingredient gives a vanilla flavor to certain dairy products and desserts.

Near the end of the 19th century, beavers were hunted almost to extinction due to the high demand for castoreum, which was used as a food additive and fragrance. German chemists came to the beavers’ rescue when they discovered that vanillin, one of the chemicals responsible for the taste of vanilla, can be obtained from coniferin in pine bark.

Synthetic vanillin makes up at least 94 percent of all vanilla flavoring used by the food industry, with natural vanilla extract accounting for most of the remaining six percent. However, castoreum is still used in limited quantities to flavor luxury foods and beverages. Cheese with stomach enzymes

Traditional rennet, another “natural” ingredient, is used to make cheese. It is derived from the mucous membrane of the fourth stomach (abomasum) of young ruminants like calves and lambs. (Related: “Natural flavors” are anything but.)

Cheesemakers use rennet to separate milk into curds and whey for a crucial stage in the manufacturing process. While some cheesemakers still use traditional rennet, others use alternatives made from bacterial fermentation, mold, and plants (e.g., ivy and nettles). Mad honey disease

Several members of the rhododendron genus of flowering plants produce grayanotoxins in their nectar.

These neurotoxic substances are collected by bees to make honey. Consuming this honey causes “mad honey disease” in humans. This contamination may result in negative side effects like hallucinations, nausea, and vomiting. Lethal pickles

Food preservation methods such as pickling are used to extend the shelf life of food. But did you know that improperly preserved food can promote the growth of Clostridium botulinum?

C. botulinum produces the world’s most toxic substances, collectively called botulinum toxin. The toxin is so fatal that a dose of two thousand millionths of a gram (2ng) is considered deadly. In comparison, the average lethal dose of potassium cyanide is at least a tenth of a gram.

Eating contaminated food causes botulism, a condition that stops your nervous system from functioning properly. This illness results in general muscle weakness, paralysis, or death.

Honey may contain C. botulinum spores and while they are rather harmless for most individuals, the immune system of young infants is almost ineffective against these bacteria. The spores can cause a related condition called infant botulism, which is one reason why many government agencies warn against giving honey to children younger than one year old.

Before you eat something, think about where your food came from. Check food packaging carefully to determine that you’re buying products made with natural ingredients that are safe to eat.

Sources include:

TheConversation.com

Telegraph.co.uk

FDA.gov


TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; History
KEYWORDS: beaver; benandjerrys; castoreum; food; ingredients; vanilla
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But it's NATURAL AND ORGANIC!.........................
1 posted on 09/16/2019 2:49:02 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Yeh,BUT...a new flavor of donuts showed up !!! LOL


2 posted on 09/16/2019 2:50:21 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory toooo long.............)
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To: Red Badger

What I want to know is who DISCOVERED that beaver anal secretions and calves fourth stomachs made things useful in food prep? Neither sounds like anything that would happen by accident, like letting the dough rise.


3 posted on 09/16/2019 2:53:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("...a choice between Woke-fevered Democrats and Koch-funded Republicans is insufficient."-Mark Steyn)
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To: litehaus

What I want to know is, WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TASTE THE BEAVER ANAL SECRETIONS?..............AND WHY?...............


4 posted on 09/16/2019 2:53:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Brave was he who first ate an oyster...................


5 posted on 09/16/2019 2:54:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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More of the sicko millenial gross out schtik...


6 posted on 09/16/2019 2:55:11 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Red Badger

Castoreum, as you oughtta know, badger, is not “anal secretions.” It’s scent*-gland secretions from downbelow, but not anal.

(*Not truly scent-glands, because in a hyper-technical manner, they aren’t glands.)


7 posted on 09/16/2019 2:56:38 PM PDT by dangus
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“Brave was he who first ate an oyster...................”

Oysters were a staple for coastal Indians.


8 posted on 09/16/2019 2:58:59 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Red Badger

Beaver anal secretions?

So, companies producing ice cream hired & paid employees to collect anal secretions from beavers?
Were these beavers in the wild, or did the ice cream companies breed & raise them on special beaver farms?

Farm-raised beavers certainly would have made the anal-secretion-collecting process easier on the employees doing the collecting.

Sorry, Red Badger, I’m calling BS.


9 posted on 09/16/2019 3:00:32 PM PDT by mumblypeg
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“Castoreum, as you oughtta know, badger, is not “anal secretions.” It’s scent*-gland secretions from downbelow, but not anal.”

Anal can refer to ‘down below’.


10 posted on 09/16/2019 3:00:41 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: Red Badger

No.

Look at all the beavers now standing at the front of the Target parking lot looking for handouts.


11 posted on 09/16/2019 3:01:38 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red Badger

Now I know why I need more sandwiches.....


12 posted on 09/16/2019 3:02:38 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: Red Badger

OK, that does it. I’ll never eat ANYTHING ever again. It’s just too dangerous to eat food. Thanks for giving us all these warnings.


13 posted on 09/16/2019 3:02:48 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Badger

Hmmm...choose your poison. Castoreum from beaver anal glands or coniferin from pine bark. Castor Oil is supposed to be good for you, so shouldn’t it follow that Castoreum must be good for you, too?


14 posted on 09/16/2019 3:04:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Red Badger
Princess Gray Beaver reacts to the news:


15 posted on 09/16/2019 3:05:49 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: TexasGator

Ive heard a lot of latitude given to the large vats of peanut butter..pickles even worse.


16 posted on 09/16/2019 3:06:27 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Red Badger

I dunno, ice cream with anal secretions sounds like a big seller in areas like SF and NYC!


17 posted on 09/16/2019 3:07:10 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Red Badger

Here we go again.
About twice a year.


18 posted on 09/16/2019 3:07:25 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Red Badger

“Poppy seeds don’t usually contain opiates...”

Well, yeah, some poppy seeds contain small amounts and folks have tested positive for opiates due to poppy seeds.


19 posted on 09/16/2019 3:08:22 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Red Badger

I don’t miss the castoreum in ice cream as much as I miss the dolphin meat in tuna.
But, maybe a little.


20 posted on 09/16/2019 3:08:39 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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