How to tell if your food is fake or processed

Food Safety News article 1.

Know the difference between a processed food and a real food.

A processed food has been made from food with a chemical added.

A real food is one that’s cooked without added chemicals.

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If you can find a restaurant or grocery store that sells real food, they are probably fake food.

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You can’t make fake food with ingredients from plants or animals.

That’s because those are not allowed under federal law.

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Fake processed food is generally made from ingredients from animals and plants.

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Real processed food generally has no artificial flavors or preservatives.

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The USDA has banned the sale of fake processed food for a variety of reasons.

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The Food and Drug Administration says the best way to tell whether a food is real or fake is to look at the ingredients.

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You’ll see that a lot of processed food comes in containers that have been opened and not sealed properly.

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But the FDA says it can help you spot a fake food by looking at the packaging.

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When you buy a fake processed product, be sure to check the label.

If it says it’s “food,” it’s probably not real food and you can’t use it for a recipe.

What you can eat, too, will depend on the food you buy.