Would you be surprised to find out that when you buy “real Parmesan cheese,” that you’re not truly getting REAL PARM?
There are studies out that show tests of certain brands with certain percentages of cellulose and even WOOD PULP and contained the anti-clumping additive.
The product is completed with fillers and they say that Walmart’s Great Value has 7.8% cellulose and Kraft has 3.8% while other brands such as Jewel-Osco’s Essential Everyday has 8.8%.
“Our repeated testing of this item proves it meets federal regulations for its standard of identity,” Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider. “Even though using anti-caking aids is common across the industry and approved by the FDA, and testing a single sample is statically unreliable, our compliance team is looking into these findings with the supplier.”
According to a cheese technologist , Dean Sommer, he says that having acceptable levels of Cellulose is ok, but he means 2% to 4% only.
Does this change how you feel about Parm cheese?
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