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Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« on: January 10, 2023, 08:09:56 am »
Since this is pertinent to cooking and although some people may be fine with this, I'll just leave here that a new ingredient has been approved in the EU: cricket flour for use in biscuits, pasta, dressings, etc...

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32023R0005&from=EN

If any bowel content from the animal remains after 24h you'll eat it too  :-DD

"The novel food is partially defatted powder obtained from whole Acheta domesticus (house cricket) following a series of steps involving a 24 hours fasting period of the insects to allow them to discard their bowel content"
 

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2023, 11:09:12 am »
So now you get it processed instead of being accidentally introduced as raw......

Anyway, for fast food there are allowed amounts of things like rat droppings, hairs and insect parts that they have to follow. I wonder if this means if it is not there they have to add it in....
 

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2023, 11:29:25 am »
I think I will pass on this.
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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2023, 11:10:41 pm »
So now you get it processed instead of being accidentally introduced as raw......

Anyway, for fast food there are allowed amounts of things like rat droppings, hairs and insect parts that they have to follow. I wonder if this means if it is not there they have to add it in....

I'm not sure there is any allowable limits on rat droppings in food safety standards. I don't know about overseas but there are strict rules when it comes to pest-proofing premises where food is stored and prepared. On top of that, food needs to be stored in such a way that pests cannot access it.
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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2023, 11:17:07 pm »
you should check the coloring used in "strawberry yoghurt" or that fake vanilla...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castoreum

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2023, 01:04:19 am »
Gives a new meaning to "Beetle Juice"
 

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2023, 03:15:40 am »
Talking of juice,hope you enjoy the  fish bladder with your pint of ale.
 

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2023, 08:14:10 am »
Or squid ink in your black colored pasta

Or the animals poop tubes holding your sausages together.

(yes, I didn't have to say it that way, i just chose too) >:D
« Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 08:17:09 am by Psi »
Greek letter 'Psi' (not Pounds per Square Inch)
 

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Re: Be on the lookout for this new ingredient
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2023, 04:24:27 pm »
Well, those "poop tubes" are cleaned beforehand, and a loooong tradition ;-)

I also heard some years ago that "Apfelmus" (german for Apple puree, that is quite popular here in industrial form) also has contents of rodents in it, simply because from time to time some mice/rats can enter the apple storage and get acccidentally processed. In fact, it is tolerated, and I do not know if there is a legal limit for it, or if it should not be there at all, but no one really tests for it...
 


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