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Did anyone catch the news on Saturday? A number of products were profiled,
including a very popular brand of juice in a carton and also a rather long
list of sugar treats. This brief news item on TV indicated that FDA was
considering more stringent labelling in order to ensure the identification
of this extract made from crushed beetles to enrich the colouring in some
juices, candies, etc. The commentator specifically mentioned, "Vegetarians
will be rather interested in knowing this..." The purple colour for a
candy-covered treat was also mentioned. What I would like to know is the
ingredient's name--what are the trade names or generic names--for this
beetle extract, ...so that I can avoid it. Anyone see the news release or
know of this color-enhancer name?



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Did anyone catch the news on Saturday? A number of products were
profiled, including a very popular brand of juice in a carton and also
a rather long list of sugar treats. This brief news item on TV
indicated that FDA was considering more stringent labelling in order
to ensure the identification of this extract made from crushed beetles
to enrich the colouring in some juices, candies, etc. The
commentator specifically mentioned, "Vegetarians will be rather
interested in knowing this..." The purple colour for a candy-covered
treat was also mentioned. What I would like to know is the
ingredient's name--what are the trade names or generic names--for this
beetle extract, ...so that I can avoid it. Anyone see the news
release or know of this color-enhancer name?


Hi Bong.

It's called "cochineal" (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal).
It's also known as "carminic acid". In the EU its E-number is E120.

Mark
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Did anyone catch the news on Saturday? A number of products
were profiled, including a very popular brand of juice in a
carton and also a rather long list of sugar treats. This brief
news item on TV indicated that FDA was considering more
stringent labelling in order to ensure the identification of
this extract made from crushed beetles to enrich the colouring
in some juices, candies, etc. The commentator specifically
mentioned, "Vegetarians will be rather interested in knowing
this..." The purple colour for a candy-covered treat was also
mentioned. What I would like to know is the ingredient's
name--what are the trade names or generic names--for this
beetle extract, ...so that I can avoid it. Anyone see the
news release or know of this color-enhancer name?

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The typical hand-wringing of a waanbe vegan loon. You'll search
for micro-grams of animal bits in food,
and yet here you are on usenet, contributing to the killing far
more real animals, and for no more reason
than your entertainment. Can you say hypocrisy, killer? Sure, I
knew you could..







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On 2006-01-29, Bong wrote:
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Which Beatle? John or George?
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To "rick"... I enjoy the banter of a clown as much as the next guy. You
are very entertaining.

"rick" wrote in message
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[SNIP] typical hand-wringing of a waanbe vegan loon. [SNIP] Can you say
hypocrisy, killer? Sure, I




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"Bong" ...) wrote in message
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To "rick"... I enjoy the banter of a clown as much as the next
guy. You are very entertaining.

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So says a hypocritical killer...


Now, how about refuting anything I said, or even defend your
idiocy in searching for micrograms of animal bits in food while
contributing to the brutal, inhumane deaths of animals for your
entertainment and foods. can you even try?
I won't hold my breath waiting, because like all good loons,
you're all delusion and lys, no substance.



"rick" wrote in message
nk.net...

[SNIP] typical hand-wringing of a waanbe vegan loon. [SNIP]
Can you say hypocrisy, killer? Sure, I

restore full snips...
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The typical hand-wringing of a waanbe vegan loon. You'll search
for micro-grams of animal bits in food,
and yet here you are on usenet, contributing to the killing far
more real animals, and for no more reason
than your entertainment. Can you say hypocrisy, killer? Sure, I
knew you could..





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