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Since the 1930s, the price of milk in the U.S. has been set by the federal government and is partially tied to the value of a 40 pound block of Cheddar cheese sold on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.

According to U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulations, ground Paprika is allowed up to 20% mold, 75 insect fragments and 11 rodent hairs per 25 grams, and that Tomato Puree may contain 9 fly eggs and 1 maggot per 100 grams.

For more on what may be in your food, visit:
US Food & Drug Administration: Food Defect Action Levels
See #7 on that page, the alphabetical listings of “Commodities and Defect Action Levels”

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