Are Your Kids Eating Moldy Applesauce

You know it’s bad when FDA regulators found molds “of different colors” in their fruit packets and applesauce. Ugh. This is another reason why you don’t want to eat prepackaged foods.

Snokist

photo from: MSNBC.com

In fact it is so bad that the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Snokist Growers of Yamaha, Washington specifically about their applesauce and fruit puree.

According to the regulators they found:

Large, laminated bags of fruit products that were supposed to be sealed and sterile, but instead were broken open and tainted with white, brown, blue, blue-green and black mold. Some of the compromised bags were bloated and one had “a strong fermented odor”.

Apples

photo from: Pinterest

Something is dreadfully wrong here, and how can you trust that their other products don’t have the same problems?Especially when Snokist’s spokewoman, Tina Moss, wrote this:

“If rework occurs, our thermal process is more than adequate to render the product commercially sterile.”

I don’t want commercially sterile food. I want living food, clean food, fresh food. Organic, sustainably grown food. It may take more work to get, make, and store it, but after reading this I know it’s worth it.

One of my favorite foods is applesauce, and luckily it’s easy to make so I don’t have to eat the type that may be contaminated with mold.

Applesauce

photo from: Pinterest

[title]Applesauce[/title]

Wash, peel, core and quarter your apples and place in a pot. Once your apples in the pot add 1/4-1/3 cup of water and turn it on medium. When they start simmering turn the heat to medium low and cook until they are soft and readily broken up. Mash with a potato masher.

Now you have your own applesauce! Serve warm, with or without cinnamon, or let it cool and store in Mason Jars in the fridge. Keep for 7-10 days in the fridge then you can put them in the freezer. (Make sure there is about an inch of space at the top.)

Notes:

  • Add butter or coconut ghee to the applesauce while cooking to make it more filling and nutrient dense.
  • Add your own spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for your own twist on it.
  • You can do a small amount of apples (just one) or fill your stockpot with them. Your choice. Also you can use just one type of apple or mix
  • varieties.
  • If you prefer a smoother applesauce place the cooled apples into a blender and puree until smooth, or use a stick blender.

I hope this makes the choice clear to you – let’s feed our families, friends, and kids mold free applesauce! Besides homemade tastes better.

This post is linked to Monday Mania, Fat Tuesday.

 

7 thoughts on “Are Your Kids Eating Moldy Applesauce”

  1. I have about 50 jars of homemade applesauce on my pantry shelf. I can tons of it every year…with good locally grown apples and some from my in-laws. It has been many years since I’ve boughten applesauce. A waste of money.

  2. That’s just gross. It’s crazy how we’re hearing about more and more processed food items that aren’t fit to eat – dangerous even. I’m so thankful for my garden. Our project for this spring is to get some fruit trees planted. I don’t want to have to rely on the grocery store.

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