However, Bloomberg claims Whole Foods Parmesan had cellulose levels that registered at 0.3 percent despite it not being listed as an ingredient. Whole Foods claims it may be a false positive.
This report comes during a Food and Drug Administration investigation against Castle Cheese Inc., the cheesemaker accused of putting a little too much wood pulp into its products.
An easy way around all this is to buy and grate your own cheese. The only wood added would be your choice of tree.
But, if you can't do that, it's time to call upon the Gouda gods or anything holier than a slice of Swiss: Our cheese needs your prayers.
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