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    Stupid things part4.

    Howdy,

    Today I was preparing my dinner which involved potatoe's.
    For some unknown reason I decided to read the back of the bag and it included ingredients.

    The front of the bag says red bliss potatoe's.
    I recognized from the name on the front I was purchasing potatoe's.

    The ingredients read: potatoe's.

    For what reason would they need to list the ingredients when it is obvious what is inside the bag?

    Woodmann

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    Most likely because of Federal and/or State consumable labeling requirements.

    Regards,
    JMI

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    I have a jar of Kraft Peanut Butter in my fridge.

    I was glad to see it did NOT contain the warning "May contain traces of peanuts".

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    Now that warning is an absolute necessity for "other" foods. Those with severe allergy to peanut oil can go into anaphylactic shock simply from the use of utensils which had traces of peanut oil on them. It can be a significant problem in eating restaurant food. Those with the sever form of the allergy have to carry an injection of epinephrine to prevent sudden fatal consequences when they start to go into shock.

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    JMI

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    More to the point, should it not be potatoes rather than potatoe's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodmann View Post
    The ingredients read: potatoe's.

    For what reason would they need to list the ingredients when it is obvious what is inside the bag?
    So you would know it was pure starchy goodness without any additional fillers or flavorings.


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    Yes squidge, you are correct.

    Thanks a ton Dr. JMI (duh)

    Someone brought home a cheap can of peanuts that had the ingredients listed as peanuts, roasted.

    Shouldn't my bag of potatoes had said potatoes, raw.

    As opposed to potatoes, baked or potatoes, boiled ?

    Woodmann

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    Again, I would suspect that the "Truth in Labelling" requirements would probably require a listing of "roasted" in the ingredients section, if they wanted to put "Roasted Peanuts" on the front label.

    Regards,
    JMI

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    So shouldn't my bag of 'taters say "potatoes, raw"?
    Or do I assume that the 'taters are raw because the front of the package does not indicate otherwise?

    Woodmann

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    And, why the cuisine or the nationality of potatoes change when fried? It's called "French fries", isn't it?

    Shouldn't it merely change to fried from raw? Why this sudden change of nationality? And, if it's the change of physical state of the potatoes, why not the same apply to the baked one, for example?

    Last edited by wbe; March 11th, 2009 at 15:21.

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    The "French" in "French Fries" refers to the "form" into which the potato is cut, not the "nationality." Although the style of the cut may be named after a method of cutting potatoes and frying them in oil which was originally from France, it is not intended to be a reference to the "country of origin" of the product, itself, merely the way they are prepared.

    In much the same way, "Swiss Cheese" is a particular style of "Cheese" (a certain processing method which results in the holes), but it may actually be processed in many different countries. In the USA, a food product usually displays the country of origin or manufacture, in addition to a listing of the ingredients.

    Regards,
    JMI

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    Holy 'O fuck.......

    If anyone needs cheap legal advise I know who to ask .

    This gives me an idea for a future Stupid Questions .

    Woodmann

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    Hey, that's "Freedom fries", mister!
    "Give a man a quote from the FAQ, and he'll ignore it. Print the FAQ, shove it up his ass, kick him in the balls, DDoS his ass and kick/ban him, and the point usually gets through eventually."

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    Nah. We "sort of" like the French again, so we gave the name back to the "potato sticks."

    Regards,
    JMI

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    Wow, this was amazing to read.

    I always liked the labels that say "Caution! Contents hot after microwaving."

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