No, I'm not pointing you to ghost stories. I'm pointing you to stories that should make you a little scared about some food news. As you prepare for Halloween this weekend, take a few minutes to read some horrifying information.

  • I've never had a McRib sandwich, so I'm not sure what the big deal is about them. People seem to absolutely love when McDonald's brings them back for a limited time. Grist reports that the sandwich contains 70 ingredients, and one of the McRibb ingredients is also found in the soles of shoes.
  • Think eating disorders are scary? If you do, then you can scare the guests at your costume party with a Halloween costume called Anna Rexia, a personification of the serious eating disorder anorexia. The Chicago Tribune reports that controversy over the costume has made most places that carry it discontinue it.
  • This isn't much of a surprise, but a recent Pew report found that many food additives that go into our foods have never been tested for safety. Fair Warning says that a 1958 law that allows manufacturers to determine a food additives safety is still in effect today.
  • Powerful lobbyists and a few Congressional representatives are trying to write a farm bill behind closed doors and get it passed without the normal democratic process, so says the Huffington Post. If they get their way, Congress won't even vote on the bill that will end up becoming law.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

A roundup of scary food stories
In honor of Halloween, food news and items of interest from around the web for your weekend reading.