Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[lolgov] School Lunch Program. Now With More Weevils!
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16113
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: [lolgov] School Lunch Program. Now With More Weevils! Reply with quote

"Really, it isn't anything to worry about." (paraphrasing health inspector, local news coverage).

What difference does it make? It helps keep costs down!

Health department investigates school lunch bugs
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sikpuppy
n00b
n00b


Joined: 12 Jun 2012
Posts: 34
Location: Central Coast, NSW

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is due to incorrect storage of grain products. Since all grain products pretty much have weevil eggs in them, along with a percentage of other allowed contaminants, then this would only happen if dried cereals are allowed to be stored in too warm and humid conditions.

Here's a cheery bunch of the maximum numbers of bits of various creatures allowed in your food: Bits in your food from creatures.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16113
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With government like the FDA, who needs insurgents.
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
juniper
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 757
Location: EU

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i have sometimes found them in flour and lentils etc. It makes my wife cringe, but just sift them out. You don't eat any of these things raw (they are cooked/baked to death) so I wouldn't worry about it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
energyman76b
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 2031
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since I knew some people with... higher positions in food processing companies... I am just saying this:

- spinach is tested for mouse proteins. Above a certain threshold it is thrown away. But you need a lot of mice to meet that one.
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.
_________________
AidanJT wrote:

Libertardian denial of reality is wholly unimpressive and unconvincing, and simply serves to demonstrate what a bunch of delusional fools they all are.

Satan's got perfectly toned abs and rocks a c-cup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Muso
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
Posts: 656
Location: The Holy city of Honolulu

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.


I've never understood why there is a market for that crap. Mashing potatoes is so easy.
_________________
http://howdovaccinescauseautism.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
energyman76b
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 2031
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.


I've never understood why there is a market for that crap. Mashing potatoes is so easy.


easier to carry home?
_________________
AidanJT wrote:

Libertardian denial of reality is wholly unimpressive and unconvincing, and simply serves to demonstrate what a bunch of delusional fools they all are.

Satan's got perfectly toned abs and rocks a c-cup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Muso
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2002
Posts: 656
Location: The Holy city of Honolulu

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
Muso wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.


I've never understood why there is a market for that crap. Mashing potatoes is so easy.


easier to carry home?


That's a pretty weak reason for avoiding real food.
_________________
http://howdovaccinescauseautism.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
energyman76b
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 2031
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
Muso wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.


I've never understood why there is a market for that crap. Mashing potatoes is so easy.


easier to carry home?


That's a pretty weak reason for avoiding real food.


indeed - for real people it is weak.
_________________
AidanJT wrote:

Libertardian denial of reality is wholly unimpressive and unconvincing, and simply serves to demonstrate what a bunch of delusional fools they all are.

Satan's got perfectly toned abs and rocks a c-cup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
juniper
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 757
Location: EU

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
energyman76b wrote:
- mashed potatoes powder has a very high rat content.


I've never understood why there is a market for that crap. Mashing potatoes is so easy.


Probably habit and know how. It is easy, but some people JUST DON'T KNOW how to do it.

Another weird example is mac and cheese. It's dead simple to make a bechamel with cheese (fry butter with flour, slowly add milk, cut heat and add cheese). Of course, if you make the cheese sauce you have control over the cheese and spices. Unlike other sauces, this one is quick too.

While there was probably a good excuse 15 years ago to buy crap (also 15 years ago, people didn't put such a high value on natural products. I even had a nutritionist tell me that packaged mac and cheese isn't that bad as it usually doesn't have a lot of fat. as if that is the only concern), today most people can look this up on their phone.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John-Boy
Guru
Guru


Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Posts: 439
Location: Desperately seeking moksha in all the wrong places

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
It's dead simple to make a bechamel with cheese .


The washing up has something to do with it - especially if it catches.
_________________
It's later than you think
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John-Boy
Guru
Guru


Joined: 23 Jun 2004
Posts: 439
Location: Desperately seeking moksha in all the wrong places

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
Bits in your food from creatures.


Insect filth - sounds like a metal band
_________________
It's later than you think
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjp
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 16 Apr 2002
Posts: 16113
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@powdered potatoes & mac 'n' cheese: Time.

Notice London... could easily have been the US. What families eat in one week.
_________________
lolgov. 'cause where we're going, you don't have civil liberties.

In Loving Memory
1787 - 2008
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
juniper
l33t
l33t


Joined: 22 Oct 2004
Posts: 757
Location: EU

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
@powdered potatoes & mac 'n' cheese: Time.

Notice London... could easily have been the US. What families eat in one week.


that's my point. it takes a *little* longer to make bechamel sauce, but not much.

My parents were immigrants to Canada and we didn't have a huge amount of cash (extended family lived in the house too, so my parents had six people in the house). Money was kind of tight, so we were left with very little packaged food (more expensive at the time) and most of the food was made from scratch by my grandma. It sounds really extravagant today, but I had homemade fresh bread everyday. Anyway, I think it rubbed off. I use dried beans, not canned and generally use fresh veggies. I almost never have anything like packaged mac and cheese in the house. We have canned beans and use them when time is really short.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Off the Wall All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum