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Aimee Mar 5, 2013 08:46 AM

I have some soup cooking in a crockpot. I just mixed it and saw that I accidentally left the paper label on a piece of paper. It seems to be a faded purple at this point - obviously some of the ink has seeped into the soup. Would you eat the soup or toss? Why there has to be paper on our vegetables I don't know!

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  1. foodieX2 RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 08:49 AM

    Eat it. Not enough ink or whatever to cause any distress.

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      melpy RE: foodieX2 Mar 5, 2013 09:02 AM

      +1

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        alliegator RE: melpy Mar 5, 2013 09:35 AM

        +2

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        jrvedivici RE: foodieX2 Mar 5, 2013 11:08 AM

        +3-10 !!

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        foiegras RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:04 AM

        i certainly wouldn't toss the soup--just fish the label out.

        when i saw the title i thought, well that is a new variation on stone soup ;)

        1. John E. RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:04 AM

          I think it makes a funny story and it will not harm you in any way. The stickers put on vegetables have to be inert in order for the USDA to allow them to be stuck to food. I am sure you are not the first person to do this.

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            Aimee RE: John E. Mar 5, 2013 09:11 AM

            Thanks everyone. It has occurred to me that I've likely eaten plenty of ink and not known it. John - you make a good point that they are probably safer than your average sticker since they are on our food. I wouldn't have thought twice if it was in a stir fry or something but I really simmered the label well!

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              John E. RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:16 AM

              I just thought of all of the movie and TV shows I have seen where someone crumples up a piece of paper and eats it so somebody else can't have it. Of course that's just acting so I suppose they didn't really swallow the paper.

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                Kontxesi RE: John E. Mar 5, 2013 09:26 AM

                I ate a lot of paper as a kid. I'm not sure I can say I haven't suffered any ill effects because of it.... >.>

                I'd say the sticker is no big deal. :)

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            Harters RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:18 AM

            Of course I'd eat it.

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              Zalbar RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:34 AM

              I wouldn't worry, even the glue used is food grade.

              1. ttoommyy RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 09:48 AM

                I agree with everyone else, your soup is unharmed and perfectly edible.

                Let us know if it improves the taste of the soup. Then we can all start doing it! ;)

                1. Veggo RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 10:01 AM

                  No cause for sticker shock, unless the pepper was over-priced.

                  1. juliejulez RE: Aimee Mar 5, 2013 10:58 AM

                    I'd eat it. I've been known to leave some of the paper on the butter.... I've been more careful about it but sometimes it still happens and I'll find the little waxy paper floating around in my food. I haven't died yet.

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