Walmart Sued Over Wood in Parmesan Cheese

Outside the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 2218 Greenville Avenue on Jan. 15, 2016 in Dallas. Wal-Mart plans to close 269 stores worldwide, including 29 in Texas and this Lower Greenville location. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Many people enjoy Parmesan cheese on their pizza and spaghetti, but how about wood chips? Walmart was recently sued over their “100% cheese” Parmesan cheese, which actually contained wood fillers. According to a cheese maker, the wood filler can act like an anti-clumping agent in the cheese. The cheese in question was supplied to Walmart, Target, and other groceries stores. According to Fox News, the Parmesan was sold in 3,400 stores in 30 states. The cheese company, Castle Cheese, filed for bankruptcy and the president of the company is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges related to the cheese issues. The wood pulp was approved by the FDA to be used in small amounts in many things. The wood is used in more than just cheese, often found in ice cream, puffed snacks, and baked goods.

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