I guess flame retardant chemicals in our food makes sense.

December 9th, 2010

You have to be kidding me. How does this happen? Maybe it’s because the food was going to the Southwest.

I could not believe what I was reading this morning in the Arizona Republic the little side bar was titled Flame-retardant chemicals found in package of butter. The chemicals are polybrominated diphenyl ethers which are commonly found in electronic devices, fabrics and insulation. This all happened at a Dallas grocery store

I think I have it figure out though. The southwest is noted for its wonderful spicy dishes based on all sorts of peppers. So I guess the manufacturer thought that since butter is the basis of all great food that people in the southwest would appreciate having their stomachs insulated and all of us that love this food already know why we need the fire retardant.

It will be interesting to find out when the product is traced to its source how this happened. Thank goodness we have a new food safety bill. Although sometimes the legislation we get from our existing government gives this author heartburn.

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