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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:
Defect Levels Handbook: The Food Defect Action Levels
WARNING: This page is not for the squeamish!

Irradiation was used for the first time in 1963 to sterilize dried fruits and vegetables, in order to stop sprouting and to control insect infestation.

 

 

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