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Comments for: adulterant
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: November 23, 2011 12:50AM

An adulterant is a chemical substance which should not be contained within other substances (e.g. food, beverages, fuels) for legal or other reasons. Adulterants may be intentionally added to more expensive substances to increase visible quantities and reduce manufacturing costs or for some other deceptive or malicious purpose. Adulterants may also be accidentally or unknowingly introduced into substances. The addition of adulterants is called adulteration.

Examples of adulteration include:
Mogdad coffee, whose seeds have been used as an adulterant for coffee
Roasted chicory roots, whose seeds have been used similarly, starting during the Napoleonic era in France (and continuing until today as a moderately popular additive for cheaper coffee)
Roasted ground peas, beans, or wheat, which have been used to adulterate roasted chicory
Diethylene glycol, used by some winemakers to fake sweet wines
Oleomargarine or lard, added to butter
Alum is added to disguise usage of lower-quality flour in expensive flours
Apple jellies, as substitutes for more expensive fruit jellies, with added colorant and sometimes even specks of wood that simulate strawberry seeds
Artificial colorants, often toxic - e.g., copper, zinc, or indigo-based green dyes added to absinthe
Sudan I yellow color, added to chili powder, as well as Sudan II, Sudan III, Sudan IV and Sudan Red G for red color
Water, for diluting milk and beer and hard drinks
Low quality black tea, marketed as higher quality tea
Starch, added to sausages
Cutting agents, often used to adulterate (or "cut"winking
smiley illicit drugs - for example, shoe polish in solid cannabis
Urea, melamine and other non-protein nitrogen sources, added to protein products in order to inflate crude protein content measurements
Powdered beechnut husk aromatized with cinnamic aldehyde, marketed as powdered cinnamon.
High fructose corn syrup or cane sugar, used to adulterate honey; C4 sugars serve as markers, as detected by carbon isotopic signatures
Glutinous rice coloring made of hazardous industrial dyes, as well as tinopal to make rice noodles whiter (to serve as bleach)
Noodles, meat, fish, tofu preserved with formaldehyde in tropical Asia, to prevent spoilage from the sun
Ham has been used as a thickener for peanut butter.
Water or brine injected into chicken, pork or other meats to increase their weight.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23/11/2011 12:51AM by BlahX3.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: November 23, 2011 05:49AM

Your husband's severed fingertip added to your order of Wendy's chilli in order to file a lawsuit.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 23, 2011 02:25PM

I like the way you think Quasi...well, sort of...shouldn't it be; the wife's severed finger in the chili for the husbands lawsuit? spinning
smiley sticking its tongue out
quasi Report This Comment
Date: November 23, 2011 04:47PM

No, it was an actual case where a woman put her husband's accidently severed fingertip in her chili and tried to sue. I can just picture her pulling up to their shack in her Chevette which leans noticeably to the driver's side, Wendy's bags on the seat beside her, when hubby comes running out with his hand wrapped in a bloody towel, and the light bulb goes on over her head when she starts trying to figure out how they're going to pay for numbnut's latest misadverture. "A foolproof plan," she thinks with her double digit IQ.

Of course it's all just speculation on my part as to the events surrounding the formation of the woman's master plan.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: November 23, 2011 05:23PM

With internet access and Google you too can become an expert about anything!

It wasn't her husband's fingertip but that of his co-worker who accidentally severed it with a truck tailgate at work and gave it to him to settle a $50 bet. (I wonder what the bet was about.)

Wife got 9 years in prison and hubby got 12 years so I'm guessing he was the mastermind of the plot.