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Starbucks to phase out coloring from crushed beetles

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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:05:30 +0000

Starbucks to phase out coloring from crushed beetles
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on its blog on Thursday that it will stop using a natural, government-approved coloring made from crushed beetles in its strawberry flavoring by late June, bowing to pressure from some vegetarian customers. Starbucks has been using the extract in its strawberry frappuccinos and smoothies, as well as some deserts like raspberry swirl cake. "After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected products to assure the highest quality possible," Cliff Burrows, president of Starbucks U.S., wrote in a blog post. ...

I guess we eat bugs all the time. :-( Makes me wonder what other bugs are in our food.

Mel
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:06:35 +0000

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