Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are you aware that you are eating sawdust in some of the very popular foods?

Many companies are adding wood pulp 
to their products.

Cellulose is virgin wood pulp that has been processed and manufactured  into many different forms (cellulose gum, powdered cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, etc.). It is deemed safe for human consumption according to the FDA. The FDA has set no limit on the amount of cellulose that can be used in food products meant for human consumption.

Manufacturers use cellulose in food as an extender, providing structure and reducing breakage. Cellulose adds fiber to food, using cellulose allows the companies to reduce fat content in foods  and cellulose also extends the shelf life of processed foods.

By using Cellulose companies have been able to remove as much as 50% of the fat from some cookies, biscuits, cakes and brownies by replacing it with powdered cellulose.  
To reduce fat companies are feeding us WOOD PULP! 

Come on!!!  Seriously this is NOT right!  
I am pretty sure not many people would be ordering a McFish or a Caesar Salad from McDonald's if it was posted contains Wood Pulp. I know I would not make a Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake for Davey's 6th Birthday Party!  

What is wrong with this picture??  McDonald's must put the amount of calories of an item on their menu - but they do not have to put it is made with wood pulp!

Below is a listing of some of the foods containing Cellulose - not one of these products have it posted on the packaging  *Contains wood pulp!!! 
Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Pancakes
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup
Aunt Jemima Original Syrup
MorningStar Farms Chik'n Nuggets
MorningStar Farms Chik Patties
Original MorningStar Farms Buffalo Wings Veggie Wings

Eggo Nutri-Grain Blueberry waffles 
Eggo Strawberry Waffles Eggo Blueberry Waffles 
Cinnabon Pancakes Original 
Cinnabon Pancakes Caramel 
Cinnabon Snack Bars Original 
Cinnabon Snack Bars Baked 
Cinnamon Apple Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich 
English Toffee Crunch Ice Cream Bar 
Giant Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar 
Fiber One Ready-To-Eat Muffins (Wild Blueberry & Oats; Mixed Fruit, Nuts & Honey; Apple Cinnamon Bun, Banana Chocolate Chip) 
Fiber One Original cereal 
Fiber One Chewy Bars (90 Calorie Chocolate, 90 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter) 
Fiber One baking products (Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix, Banana Nut Muffin Mix, Blueberry Muffin Mix) 
Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake Mix 
Pillsbury Mozzarella and Pepperoni Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Cheese and Spinach Crescent Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Artichoke and Spinach Bread Bowl Bites 
Pillsbury Buffalo Chicken Crescent Pastry Puffs 
Pillsbury Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Bread Bowl Bites 
Betty Crocker whipped frosting (Strawberry Mist, Chocolate, Cream Cheese) 
Betty Crocker Vanilla Amazing Glazes Duncan Hines Cake Mixes (Devil's Food Cake Mix, Dark Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Supreme, Fudge Marble, Classic Yellow, French Vanilla)
Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Bowl (Sausage & Gravy) 
Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Croissant
Jimmy Dean Breakfast Entr'e (Scrambled Eggs with Bacon/Sausage and Cheese Diced Apples & Seasoned Hash)

McDonald's  uses cellulose in the following products:

  • Fish Filet Patty
  • McRib
  • Premium Caesar Salad
  • Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap
  • Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
  • Strawberry Sundae
  • Natural Swiss Cheese (used in McRib, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Angus Mushroom & Swiss, Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich, Angus Mushroom & Swiss Snack Wrap)
  • Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese (used in Ranch Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken, Premium Southwest Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, McSkillet Burrito with Sausage)
  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Sweet 'N Sour Sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese (used in Premium Caesar Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken)
  • Biscuit (Large and Regular) (used to make Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Southern Style Chicken Biscuit, Big Breakfast with/without Hotcakes)
  • Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream (used in Strawberry Sundae, Hot Caramel Sundae, Hot Fudge Sundae, McFlurry with M&M'S Candies, McFlurry with OREO Cookies, Chocolate Triple Thick Shake, Strawberry Triple Thick Shake, Vanilla Triple Thick Shake)
  • Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (used in Premium Roast Coffee, Espresso)
Taco Bell
  • Southwest Chicken
  • Caramel Apple Empanada
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Enchilada Rice
  • Nacho Chips
  • Red Strips
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Zesty Dressing

Kraft Foods uses cellulose in the following products:
Wheat Thins Fiber 
Selects Frozen Bagel-Fuls 
Macaroni & Cheese Thick 'n Creamy 
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Three Cheese W/mini-shell Pasta

Pizza Hut uses cellulose in the following products:
Parmesan Romano Cheese 
Taco Bean Sauce 
Shredded Cheddar (for Taco Pizza) Breadstick Seasoning (used to make Cheese Breadsticks) 
WingStreet Bone-In (in the batter) 
Meatballs (for pasta products, sandwiches) White Pasta Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara
PastaBakes Meatball Marinar 
PastaBakes Primavera 
PastaBakes Chicken Primavera) Alfredo Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara PastaBakes Meatball Marinara 
PastaBakes Primavera
PastaBakes Chicken Primavera) Fat Free Ranch Dressing

Wendy's Arby's  uses cellulose in the following products:
Asiago Cheese (used in Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad
Asiago Ranch Chicken Club Caesar
Side Salad) 
Fat Free French Dressing (for Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Baja Salad Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad BLT Cobb Salad) 
Blue Cheese Crumbles (used in Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, BLT Cobb Salad) 
Cheddar Pepper Jack Cheese Blend 
Shredded Chocolate Sauce Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty (Chocolate, Vanilla) 
Frosty (Chocolate and Vanilla) 
Frosty Shake (Frosty-cino, Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean) Milk 
1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk 

KFC uses cellulose in the following products: 
KFC Cornbread Muffin Apple Turnover 
Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce Lil' Bucket 
Strawberry Short Cake Parfait Lil' Bucket 
Lemon Cr'me Parfait Lil' Bucket 
Chocolate Cr'me Parfait Oreo Cookies and Cr'me Pie Slice 
Reese's Peanut Butter Pie Slice 
Popcorn Chicken 
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie Slice

Seriously we have a problem!!!

Did you know wood pulp was in these foods?


  1. I didnt know there was wood pulp in any food, ever!

  2. 2 minutes on Google tells me:

    Cellulose isn't sawdust, it's an organic compound that happens to be found in wood. It's made up of glucose. Glucose is a simple sugar that's found in every plant on the planet, including the vegetables that (I hope) you eat every day. It's a thickening agent, and it's often used in "low fat" foods because if you take the fat out, something has to act as a thickening agent.

    Yes, it's a byproduct of the paper and lumber industries, but they're not actually feeding us wood, and at least they're recycling.

    Also, even if they were actually feeding us wood... I see nothing explaining why that would be bad. In fact, I hope that someday someone will find a way to make us able to digest wood. It would solve the problem of hunger in a lot of places.

    1. Here you go some more Google LOL ~ HEALTH -,,20588763_17,00.html - MAYO CLINIC - I guess the main difference between us is not the fact of who can and can not use Google - it is the fact the I personally do not want to eat a wood product and you do. Thanks for sharing your info on the post - it is always nice to have a totally different opinion about a topic.

    2. I found those articles too. They still haven't explained what's wrong, though. They're not feeding us wood, they're feeding us a chemical compound that is found in every plant we eat. By the time they put it in our food, it has nothing to do with wood anymore. It's the same as the cellulose found in celery, carrots, broccoli... every other vegetable, too. The industry just gets it from wood because it's a plentiful, cheap source.

  3. Lauren - I prefer not to eat cellulose...I totally understand that many people do not mind eating cellulose and some might even prefer it over fresh. Interaction on social media while respecting each others opinions is so important. Thank you again for sharing your opinion.

  4. That is just Eeeewwwwww! Glad I make my food from scratch. We don't eat fast food that much either.