A new report from a Pennsylvania-based insect control company says it is possible for a person to ingest almost one hundred forty thousand pieces of insect matter each year through consuming food.
It may sound gross, but the Terro company says it’s normal and completely safe.
According to the report, the Food and Drug Administration allows a small amount of insect material to pass into our food that is guaranteed safe for human consumption. The exact number depends on what the food is but the report says in general, processed foods have more insect fragments and foods that are consumed whole have more complete insects.
Terro based its report off the FDA Action Levels Handbook and an article published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.