It may be disgusting to you, but the simple reality is some people depend on these for protein. If you are Christian, I note John dined on wild honey and locusts and God did say we are not to make unclean that which He has provided.
If you are not Christian, I tell you that you've already eaten far more exoskeleton entities than you can possibly imagine. Well, if you are Christian you've also done that.
The US FDA has guidelines for the maximum amount of insects parts which are allowed in canned food. Yup.
If you've ever been in a food processing factory you know there is NO WAY they can remove everything that gets into the production lines.
A f'r'instance for you from the FDA website:
|BROCCOLI, FROZEN||Insects and mites |
|Average of 60 or more aphids and/or thrips and/or mites per 100 grams|
This is maximum allowed. Anything over this requires action by the company. I also note this is called an "aesthetic" issue meaning it poses no harm to humans, merely looks bad.
And Sue is never going to allow me to come eat at her house again.