According to Label Watch the only ingredient of any nutritional value is the mineral supplement "potassium chloride"... But the use of Sodium Nitrite has this warning:Cautionary Ingredient - This ingredient appears to be problematic and to "Avoid". UNSAFE, POORLY TESTED AND NOT WORTH ANY RISK.
Jan 4, 2009
PIG BACON LISTERIA RECALL 3500 POUNDS OF ANIMAL BITS
The *meat* industry is very proud of the way it disassembles animals. Throughout the world they invest in billions of dollars worth of machines that take bodies apart.
The carcasses are halved, quartered, sectioned, pulverized, sliced, diced and "chipped".
Finally, what's left are little specks of flesh from millions of animals... jarred up neatly in little bottles sold as "Bacon Bits"...
"Bacon Bits" will also include an array of chemicals which include the following six: Potassium Chloride, Sodium Erythorbate, Dextrose, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate and the dreaded Sodium Nitrite.
But if all this does not ward you off of the use of this questionable "food" - perhaps this should:
The USDA announced the recall of approximately 3,590 pounds of bacon bit products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumption of foods with Listeria contamination can be fatal... or include these health issues:
listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Want the great taste of "bacon-bits" without the Listeria? Without the deadly sodium nitrates (flesh preservatives)? Without the needless slicing/dicing and killing of innocent animals?
Here's an easy recipe for Vegan "bacon - bits"...