A MUST SEE List Of Foods You Eat That Contain Wood Pulp.
The Secret Ingredient In Shredded Cheese, Wood Pulp. With prices of food ingredients on the rise, food manufacturers are really trying to cut corners. They are turning to cellulose to keep production costs low.
Cellulose is just another name for powdered wood pulp. Yep you got it… saw dust. This ready to eat powdered wood, keeps prepackaged shredded cheese from clumping, pre-made milkshakes smooth and low-fat ice cream creamy.
Even organic brands are beginning to use powdered wood pulp in their products. Cellulose is in every plant food out there, so is it bad for you? Unfortunately this is not the cellulose you would get from eating your veggies.
This is cellulose, powdered wood pulp, created in laboratories made directly from wood. It is an unnatural food additive, but is considered “natural” by our government. So natural that it is allowed even in foods that have the “USDA Organic” label.
Good news though. Our government says it SAFE! Oh wait… our government said that.
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, “The FDA sets limits on the amount of cellulose in certain foods like cheese spreads and jams. The USDA also limits the amount of cellulose in meat products to about 1% to 4%, depending on the type, in order to meet the agency’s standards for protein content.”
So what can you do? Stop buying shredded cheese. By cheese in blocks and take the time to shred it yourself. Start checking your food labels too! That’s the only way to ensure you will not be eating wood pulp.
Here is a list of companies that use the wood pulp in their ingredients:
- Aunt Jemima
- Weight Watchers
- General Mills
- Sara Lee
- Kraft Foods
- Pizza Hut
- Dole Food
- Nestlé Hot Cocoa