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5 Current & Epic Food Scandals

You really never know what you’re eating…

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How often do you second guess what you’re eating? If you’re anything like me, it’s pretty rare. Sure, I’ll check to see that my meal is cooked the way I like it, that I got the right side to my entree, but I rarely think about where the food itself has come from, or if it could be something different than what I believe.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer that whatever I ingest be incredibly sanitary, mildly tasteful, and certainly not poisonous.

5 Current & Epic Food Scandals

And while my mother’s cooking rarely makes the grade, at least I know where it came from. Similarly, I’m fine imposing my own “5-second rule” on eating something I may have dropped within moments of its fall. But in the same regard, I would be mortified if the “5-second rule” was considered common practice at any local restaurant or factory.

Despite restrictions imposed by the government to help curtail some of the atrocities that could happen to our food behind closed doors, there have still been some mishaps that were nothing less than shocking. Here are some epic scandals from the last few years that slid under the radar for far too long…

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Rebecca Ariane Givens is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada and now lives in Brooklyn, with her boyfriend David.

Reader Discussion: 7 Comments

  1. Courtney Watson

    Uh-oh! Scary and disgusting… Urgh!

  2. Courtney Watson

    The facts stated in this article are really scary…

    Unfortunately, most of the time, we “knowingly” eat unhealthy foods. For the very reason that we find their taste better than the healthy ones.

    I’ll start consuming “more vegetarian” foods from now on…

  3. When I think of of the possibility that I have eaten mislabeled meat disgust me! How do you mislabel horse meat? How does that even get mixed in there? After reading this I might just second guess everything I eat from now, doesn't mean I'll become vegan anytime soon. But the ways things are going I just might.

  4. Jen Spillane

    It is really unfortunate that these companies cannot just do the responsible thing on their own initiative. It makes it very stressful to eat anything you haven't prepared/produced yourself–quite the challenge for most ladies that I know!

  5. How unfortunate. I love Taco Bell! I've always thought about going vegan, though, and I just might… one day.

  6. Wow! It's scary how food we assume to be safe can have such detrimental effects on our health.

  7. MyHealthyGlow

    Using junked batteries in farm soil is just crazy! These days you’d never know what elements and substances are in your vegetables! Buy from smaller trusted farms in you locale or just grow your own to be safe.

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