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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:31 pm 
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So I was going to give my daughter a fruit drink and read the label. "Cochineal extract". hmm, OK, so let's Google this...
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Cochineal extract is obtained from the dried bodies of female Dactylopius coccus Costa insects (cochineal). The extract is used directly in food and is also processed further to carmines. Specifications exist for cochineal extract and carmines, both of which contain carminic acid as the colouring principle.

http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/j ... 46je03.htm
Ummm, on second thought let's just have water. :P

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:53 pm 
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Yup it is in ruby red grapfruit juice from Ocean spray too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:34 am 
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Yeah, I've known about this for a few years. Ignorance truly is bliss. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:33 pm 
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Yeah that's the source of most red food coloring. YUCK!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:01 pm 
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I never knew this before. I'm sure we've eaten loads of this before but with our last reaction I've become a bit reluctant to intorduce anything and I can't really remember if she's had this before.
Bring on the artificial colouring and flavouring!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:30 pm 
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Susan, if you really want to know how gross food is, I can search up a site for you. It states how much of certain things can be found in processed food -- and pass inspection. Pass the rodent hairs please. :shock: (I think it was a US site -- but how much of our food is processed there?)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:18 am 
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Another reason to be grateful for food allergies...less processed foods = less rodent hair (or worse).
I guess a beele isn't much different from a lobster and I used to enjoy lobster.
OK, so I'll stop calling Fruitopia "Beetlejuice".

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