I didn't know where to put this, so I hope here is Ok.
A friend of mine just shared a letter that she wrote to Kraft foods, and asked that we share ithe info with anyone that might want to know. Honestly I don't feed any of my family Lunchables, but I'm very concerned about what happened, because this happens to be something that people are feeding their children! Since I know the woman that experienced this I know it's not another internet rumor, so I wanted people to know about this:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I admit it.
I am an angry mom.
Why, when I place the ham from Lunchables Jr in the microwave -- for FIVE seconds -- does it spark and catch fire?
Yes, you read that right.
My 16 month old son now prefers his food with the chill of the refrigerator taken off. So, recently I started putting the ham from his Lunchables Jr in the microwave for 5-8 seconds.
Each time I put it in. They spark and burn!
First I blamed it on the barcode. "It must have bits of metal in it," I thought.
Then I blamed it on the now-dreaded plastic.
Today, I took the ham completely out of the package and put it on a napkin.
At the 3 second mark -- the sparks, mini-fire, and burning began.
I grab it out of the now fire-smelling microwave to find burned spots on several pieces of ham, as the smoke it put off dissipates.
I am no expert in electronics or food -- but isn't a microwave only supposed to spark if METAL is put in it?
Indeed, after 20+ years of using microwaves, the only time I have seen sparks/fire resembling this is when I left a spoon in -- or did not realize there was aluminium of some kind in the packaging. The culprit in all those cases was obvious.
This is not.
This is not just food.
It is TODDLER/BABY food.
If you require further evidence of this, I will take out my video camera and videotape and entire "5 second microwave" session -- from package opening, to result -- for your review. However, I feel sure a quick test in your kitchens will prove my point, as this was not a one-time occurrence in my home.
For your information, I shall also provide you with purchase and package details below.
I thank you for your attention, and, given the circumstances, do request an immediate response.
Glen Burnie, Maryland
I shared this letter with family and my Aunt responded by telling me that the veggies in some frozen kids meals (I'm not sure if she meant the same brand) do the same thing! She said she was told it was the mineral content in the soil, but I find it hard to believe that meat would do the same thing!
I'm going to buy a few of them tonight and video it to see if this is a common occurance. I will post it on my blog if it occurs for me. (see siggy)
Thanks for letting me share!