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21 Food Facts You Will Immediately Regret Learning

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List RulesVote to the food facts that make you lose your appetite.

The ugly truth about everyday foods might be enough to keep you far and away from favorite snacks. From gross facts about beer to even grosser facts about peanut butter, Redditors are sharing facts about food that made people instantly regret knowing. Enjoy!

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    Casu marzu. There exists a cheese that contains live maggot larvae on purpose.

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    Hot Dogs

    Posted by Redditor u/FreakyCheeseMan:

    I used to work in a baseball park concession stand. The short answer is not to order anything, but if you absolutely have to buy something, don't buy the hotdogs.

    Do not. Buy. The hot dogs.

    They made it out of the package okay, and might even have been edible after we finished grilling them - and then they went into the water. We kept three pans of water at the back of the grill, that held the hot dogs. Any hot dogs left at the end of the day went back into the fridge, and came out again the next day. Me and the other cook put our feet down on throwing out the water and old hot dogs after two full days, but the management didn't want to let us.

    Oh, and our freezer broke so all the meat got stored in the ice bin. And our management always told us when the surprise health inspections were gonna show up, usually a week or so in advance.

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    Ice

    Posted by Redditor u/Beer4me:

    Usually because no restaurant ever has cleaned out the ice machine. It also depends on what they use to scoop the ice out of the machines. If you got people with dirty hands with a scoop scooping out ice you can imagine all the nasty particles that rub off on the ice etc. Do that 4-5 times a day and you see the potential for nasty to accumulate.
     

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  • Posted by Redditor u/CrystalCrown

    FDA regulations state that ten insects and 35 fruit fly eggs per 8 oz. of raisins is OK. It doesn't stop at raisins, though.

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