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17405974 No.17405974 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

I work in a food production factory

we make 'soya free' products

we have worksheets that tell us what ingredients we should use for each recipe

we must add at least 2 kilos of something to our soya free recipe

that something is soya lecithin

I'd get instantly fired if the factory ever found out I told anyone about that

What's going on here?

>> No.17405976

sounds like a job for /x/

>> No.17406029

I'm fucking dead serious, I want someone to at least try explaining it

>> No.17406153

The alternative would be more expensive, they want to appeal to the channoid soy seether demographic without actually paying more for different ingredients. This is standard practice with businesses, just in general across the board.

>> No.17406176

So I'm just casually participating in a corporate conspiracy of sorts then?

>> No.17406177

Either this OR it's only labeled soy free in the sense that it won't set off a soybean allergy, and the lecithin they're using is pure enough not to since it contains none of the offending proteins. This is perfectly legal.

>> No.17406183

Maybe. Or maybe there's an asterisk on the "soy free" label and you should read the fine print at the bottom of the package.

>> No.17406187

They figure it's worth the risk of whatever miniscule fine they they will get for improper product labeling if anyone ever checks or cares. In the meantime they made $6gorillion by being able to sell their shit as "soy free" or whatever. the soy thing isn't even a real allergy or medical condition like gluten can be so they're not likely to face any serious consequences (ie, no one is going to die eating their stuff bc they thought it was soy free when it's not).

Also possible that lecithin is processed and isolated down so far that it's not considered "soy" legally anymore, like how whey would not be considered "milk" despite being made from milk.

>> No.17406188

>this is perfectly legal
>t. pulled it out of his ass

>> No.17406209

Some people do have a real allergy to soy in the same way people have peanut allergies or pollen allergies. It's an immune response to particular proteins found in the plant. Soy lecithin generally doesn't have enough to trigger it, and there are soy lecithin products that the FDA doesn't require allergy labeling on.

>> No.17406212

Good answers, sensible.

>> No.17406245

>like how whey would not be considered "milk" despite being made from milk.
It would still be considered dairy though. I'm not sure if it's the same thing. Maybe soy-free is only meant for allergy reasons like others have said, so lecithin from it would be okay in a similar way that people with peanut allergies can often tolerate highly refined peanut oil since it contains none of the proteins that trigger a reaction. But it still seems misleading to say it has no soy while using an ingredient derived from soy.

>> No.17406493

Why not query it at this week's toolbox meeting?

>> No.17406548

Think I will actually

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