FDA Allows 5 Rat Hairs In Jar Of Peanut Butter, Rat Droppings In Popcorn

  • There are probably trace amounts of animal poop, rat hairs and insect skin in some of your favorite foods — and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is OK with it.
  • The average 17oz jar of peanut butter is legally allowed to contain up to five rodent hairs and still meet the agency’s regulatory standards.
  • Every store-bought 3oz bag of popcorn can ship with one rat poop pellet, and a standard 1.5oz bar of chocolate is allowed up to 30 insect parts.