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  • Reader: Lena Pineda
  • Moral Support: Liliana Pineda, Big Sister/South LA HEAC Youth Ambassador
  • Produced by Public Matters
  • Production Assistance: Sharlene Gozalians, Arianna Taboada

Bio

LUNCHABLES STACKERS are:

CHERRY FLAVORED WATER BEVERAGE WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVOR: WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CITRIC ACID, SUCRALOSE (SPLENDA BRAND SWEETENER), NATURAL FLAVOR.

COOKED HAM: WATER ADDED - CHOPPED AND FORMED - SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED - HAM, WATER, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, POTASSIUM, LACTATE, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SODIUM LACTATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SUGAR, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE, SMOKE FLAVOR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

PASTEURIZED PREPARED AMERICAN CHEESE PRODUCT: MILK, WHEY, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, MILKFAT, SODIUM CITRATE, SALT, LACTIC ACID, SORBIC ACID AS A PRESERVATIVE, OLEORESIN PAPRIKA, ANNATTO (COLOR), ENZYMES, CHEESE CULTURE, WITH STARCH ADDED FOR SLICE SEPARATION. ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED CANDY - SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, MALTODEXTRIN, DEXTROSE, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, FOOD STARCH MODIFIED (CORN), WATER, CITRIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, BLUE 1. CONTAINS: WHEAT.

CRACKERS: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SOYBEAN OIL, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), WHEY (FROM MILK), SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER).

and just in case you're curious:

SODIUM ACETATE is also used in consumer heating pads, hand warmers and hot ice.

SODIUM NITRITE has also been used as a vasodilator, a means of dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. It is being researched as treatment for sickle cell anemia, cyanide poisoning, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, and pulmonary hypertension in infants.

SODIUM LACTATE is also used in shampoo and liquid soaps.