Industrial chemicals posing as food! World of Ick!

from : Here’s the article exposing the Pizza Hut cheesy business.

Turns out the PDMS is there in small amounts (0.1%), not to replace the “cheese” (actually the “cheese” is mostly starch and water…), but to  prevent bubbles from forming on the cheese when the pizza cooks. Still, PDMS is not approved even by the FDA for any food products.  They do allow trace amounts as leftover in food from earlier processing (it’s an  antifoaming and anticaking agent); the pizza hut cheese contained about 100x that trace amount.  Apparently Pizza Hut doesn’t use that anymore, though they never denied using it in the past…  

One more case of “let’s poison ourselves so that things *look good*”