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post #91 of 164

 Regarding the McRib: barbecued ribs don't appeal to me in the first place, so the sandwich has exactly zero appeal to me, but it seems no more harmful than, say, sausage, or various cured and/or pickled meats, or various meat loaves (from a fast-food gyro loaf to my own turkey-loaf), or Spam.

 

But deliberately contaminating food with plastic glitter is the most preposetrous idea I've ever heard of.

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post #92 of 164
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

So. Am I making a little photo collage with a jar of disco dust and strippers to make the point once and for all, or are you? icon_biggrin.gif

I now have my project for this evening!
post #93 of 164
I'd rather chug a jar of disco dust than eat a McRib, so I don't know if that's as persuasive an argument as it was intended to be.
post #94 of 164

The site that I copied does use a more natural stance, I was just using that to bring into the conversation that we eat plastic/foam in some foods without realizing even though it was approved.
You can find those ingredients on the McDonalds web site if you want to use another source and there are many of them out there.  I was just proving a point that not everyone is aware of what they are eating even though it came from a business that serves the public..
 

post #95 of 164
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Originally Posted by Chiara View Post

The site that I copied does use a more natural stance, I was just using that to bring into the conversation that we eat plastic/foam in some foods without realizing even though it was approved.
Are you saying the McRib contains plastic or foam?
post #96 of 164
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.sandwiches.292.McRib-.html

Go here and then click nutrition. It contains every ingredient for every component of the McRib. I would rather eat that then go chew on some plastic.
post #97 of 164

Wow.  Ok.  DD is a DECORATIVE DECORATION meant to DECORATE things DECORATIVELY (is that a word? ;)).  No one is adding it as a secret ingredient, fooling people into consuming mass quantities of plastic.  Heaven forbid you should worry about something real.

I homeschool because I've seen the village and I don't want it raising my children.

 

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I homeschool because I've seen the village and I don't want it raising my children.

 

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post #98 of 164
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Originally Posted by Jess155 View Post

Wow.  Ok.  DD is a DECORATIVE DECORATION meant to DECORATE things DECORATIVELY (is that a word? icon_wink.gif).  No one is adding it as a secret ingredient, fooling people into consuming mass quantities of plastic.  Heaven forbid you should worry about something real.
Unfortunately DD is not obviously non-edible (like, for example, a plastic figurine) and it cannot easily be distinguished from other forms of edible glitter. The burden is on the cake decorator to refrain from using DD on any part of the cake that will not be removed before serving.
post #99 of 164
Oh my, if it,s plastic and you know that, then tell the client., or don't use it. Why all the debate about it?
post #100 of 164
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Originally Posted by Jess155 View Post

Some feel the onus is on the baker to make sure absolutely everything on or near the cake is edible.  What about the toothpicks in figures?  Wire and florist tape on gumpaste flowers?

 

Some feel the onus is on the customer.  If a person uses their eyes, they can plainly see what is and is not meant to be eaten.  One should not just jam everything into one's mouth thinking it's okay because it's near a food source.

 

Perhaps both sides have a point.  DD should be on a decoration that can easily be taken off - fondant, gumpaste, etc.  I wouldn't want it all over my BC iced cake.  But declaring a ban on it seems as silly as banning candles - heck they MIGHT drop wax on the cake! Gasp!

 

Personal responsibility.  Especially if one is sick or has frequent illness or allergies.  All the more reason to be cautious of what you eat.  Err on the side of caution.  It is not the world's job to put a bubble around you.

I love this reply!!!

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post #101 of 164

Some of what has been published in the UK, specifically, states that the reason disco dust (actually they didn't mention a brand) has been labeled 'non toxic; is because they haven't yet determined definitively whether it is safe to consume or not, so approval (or not) is pending as it is in the States.

This isn't a question of being professional it's a matter of being aware of statutes, recommendations and the laws as they stand in your region/state or country. What is acceptable in your state etc may not be in another.
Bitter almonds is one example. They contain cyanide and some countries and states have banned their sale. The cyanide can be made inert through cooking, but the risk is there. Cyanide is found naturally in apple seeds, apricot kernels and cherry pips - they can pass through the body without effect IF their outer coating hasn't been broken so the body's enzymes can get to it.
Satin ribbon is banned in some States of the US because it's not a food product and isn't passed to be in contact with food.
GM foods are also banned in some countries.
Some food colours are banned in Europe and not in other countries - Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, and Red 3 are associated with behavious disorders in children http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Business/Pressure-mounts-for-removal-of-artificial-colors
PVC and pthalates are a concern in the US and Europe, but manufacturing processes in Australia and New Zealand don't use pthalates in their products.

 

If you consider yourself a professional baker or decorator or sell your products to the public, you have a duty of care to keep up to date with food laws and practices for your region/state or country. As you can see from the above examples, not all laws about food transcend all borders.

I have come here today to kick ass and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum!
I have come here today to kick ass and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum!
post #102 of 164

Jeeeezzz!! I'm sitting here reading these comments and just laughing my butt off!! Seriously, I never really gave a thought as to how many ways a slice a of cake could kill someone. I used to come to CC to get/give advice and look at some of the cool cake pics but now I just come on here to laugh. CakesDecor folks haven't gotten their panties in a wad over world-changing events like using disco-dust.....yet!

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post #103 of 164
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Originally Posted by fedra View Post

Jeeeezzz!! I'm sitting here reading these comments and just laughing my butt off!! Seriously, I never really gave a thought as to how many ways a slice a of cake could kill someone. I used to come to CC to get/give advice and look at some of the cool cake pics but now I just come on here to laugh. CakesDecor folks haven't gotten their panties in a wad over world-changing events like using disco-dust.....yet!

 

you're making me laugh

 

how about the time i/we learned that florist foil is not fda approved

 

god only knows what's in that stuff

 

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that is sooo funny!!!!!!!!

 

"Seriously, I never really gave a thought as to how many ways a slice a of cake could kill someone"

 

!!!!!!!that's hysterical!!!!!!!!

 

everytime i read it i crack up again

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

post #104 of 164

someone mentioned onus upthread and i think cake suppliers and supply stores should own some onus

 

as should we all--but dang what'd they ever stock it like that for

 

same for the dang florist foil 

 

i still use ff ocassionally but i put the cake on a separate board

 

might as well sell freaking lead cake pans

 

oh no no no--they're not for you to bake in just for you to buy...in quantity

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

post #105 of 164
You know that horrible hacking cough you get when you laugh too much?!? Well.....I've got that from reading some of these responses (especially the "I'd rather eat DD than a McRib" one!). I understand that this thread was suppose to come off as a serious response to a serious problem but I think I might have peed a little.......
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