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FDA Approved: The Maximum Amount Of Defects Allowed In Your Food (PHOTOS)

10/26/2010 08:54 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rat hairs in your peanut butter sandwich and insect fragments in your pasta sauce? Yuck. Yet according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) these defects in certain foods are totally OK.

Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 110.110 allows the FDA to establish maximum levels of natural or unavoidable defects in foods that you can consume in a given year. Here are some of our favorite foods and their "safe" defects.

The full list is on the FDA's website.

FDA Approved: The Maximum Allowance Of Defects In Your Food (PHOTOS)

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