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READ THE LABEL

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

At no time have I felt it is as important as it was right now ---

read the label before you eat it.



Here's what I missed:

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tilapia



Who thinks to look in their yogurt for TILAPIA?

So I called the number on the label and here's what I was told.

"Tilapia is used to make the fruit mousse fluffy."

(Hate to burst Quaker's bubble, but I did not notice the fluffiness).

Then I asked a key question: "What part of the tilapia is used?"

I was put on a brief hold and then came to learn the horrifying thought that I cannot get out of my head.

The part that is used is the "FISH SKIN"

Aaaaah, like Lucy in Peanuts, I need Iodine! aaaaaah! I ate fish skin...in my yogurt! That is not what I had in mind.

Take my advice, learned from hindsight...READ THE LABEL BEFOREHAND and ask questions!
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BRIDEJEN 9/19/2012 10:19AM

    SO GROSS!!!! Every time I find out about things like this I want to buy a farm and raise all of my own food. Actually, I want to buy a farm and let my husband quit his job and raise our own food while I work to pay the bills. I'm not cut out to be a housewife (I would get lazy and put everything off until tomorrow).

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 9/16/2012 8:32PM

    Eeewww and yes, who would check the label for fish bits? eeeeewwww. Thanks for the post and I am more and more getting in the habit of checking labels for everything, especially on things I expect to be natural or closer to real food than other things. Never know what you are going to find in your fruit snack or nuts or smoothie.

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 9/11/2012 9:00AM

    Ick. That's scary. emoticon

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CHANGE_4_ME 9/7/2012 11:44AM

    emoticon If I had an emoticon for a green face hurling....I would have used that. I love tilapia but not in my yogurt. Thanks for the heads up reminder to read all labels.

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/6/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon oh my!!!

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BLUERIDGENATIVE 9/6/2012 2:16PM

    Omgosh, thank you for the heads up! I can't imagine why such a thing would be an acceptable addition to yogurt. Yuck

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HEYITSLISA 9/5/2012 2:52PM

    So Gross!! I don't recognize that particular product so it must not be available around here. Very important lesson learned!

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_KATHY 9/5/2012 1:19PM

    YIKES! ! ! ewwww.... That's all I can say :) Except... It's great to see you back on the thread :)
Hugs
Kathy

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DOODIE59 9/5/2012 9:37AM

    Ewie. Ew. I usually stick with plain organic yoghurt, and add my own fruit, granola, etc. I must say that I am impressed that they willingly gave out that information in a phone call:) Knowledge is power!
Deirdre

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TJCADDO 9/5/2012 7:32AM

    WoW! Think if you were allergic to fish! Finding ways into cheap manufacturing processes is causing problems. Who would have thought you could get samonella from eating a cantaloupe.

When I eat instant oatmeal I buy Better Oats. Quaker has about shoved them off the shelf. And at half the price the quality is three times higher than Quaker. Their instant oats actually taste good.

Nan

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TAMPATINK67 9/5/2012 1:34AM

    Yuck.

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GAYLE-G-63 9/4/2012 11:49PM

    I would have imagined fish, any part, would be used to make anything fluffy. Thanks for the heads up.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/4/2012 11:38PM

    Interesting

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MAVERICK59 9/4/2012 10:43PM

    This was a lesson I learned over and over when I became a vegetarian.
I ALWAYS read labels now.

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Belinda

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KIYOSHI04 9/4/2012 9:29PM

    wha?????????
incredible. thanks for that heads up.

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BEFIT014 9/4/2012 8:56PM

    That's a new one! Good heavens--FISH IN YOGURT!

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NORWOODGIRL 9/4/2012 8:38PM

    Read the label! That is such an important lesson. With all the genetically modified foods now appearing in grocery stores, it is even more critical. Corn is modified with fish genes. I don't even know whether all components of GMO foods are required to be listed on labels.
emoticon Very valuable post!

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PURPLE180 9/4/2012 7:43PM

    Ewww... emoticon thanks for the info.

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PAPER_WINGS18 9/4/2012 6:25PM

    SICK! Ha

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 9/4/2012 6:16PM

    Eww!

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LOOZINITNOW 9/4/2012 5:38PM

    Oh my! Who would have thought? emoticon

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RAINBOWZLPN 9/4/2012 5:31PM

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LINDAINALABAMA 9/4/2012 5:22PM

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 9/4/2012 5:16PM

    OMFG!! (Sorry, I've never put the 'f' in before, but it seemed appropriate...for fish, of course.)
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That's really gross. I'm sorry you ate that. I usually check labels closely (food allergies), but sometimes not. Now I will be sure to check them ALL THE TIME!

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BARCLE 9/4/2012 4:47PM

    emoticon wow - I never knew that!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 9/4/2012 4:12PM

    Holy...holy....CRAP!!!!!

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DAARTNEY 9/4/2012 4:11PM

    If you have a fish allergy you don't think to look on yogurt for it.

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