Are The Stickers On Fruit Edible
Dole has confirmed that the edible stickers on their fruit are safe to eat, but should you be tempted to take a bite?
Some people eat them, some don’t.
Some people eat them, some don’t. Some people eat them because they are curious, some people eat them because they are hungry and bored, and some people just want to see what happens when they put a sticker on their tongue. But why would anyone eat stickers on fruit? Because these stickers are small and look like candy! If you are lucky enough to find an edible sticker then you get an extra treat with your fruit!
The next time you go shopping for groceries make sure that the stickers on fruit aren’t inedible before buying them!
The company is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
According to Dole, the company is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The SPC is a group of companies working together to reduce the environmental impact of packaging by using materials that are recyclable, reusable, or compostable.
A spokesperson for Dole wrote to TODAY Food that since Dole’s PLU (price look-up) codes are edible, the stickers on their fruit are safe to eat as well.
“We use a clear, edible paper sticker to indicate the PLU code on our bananas,” said a spokesperson for Dole. “The stickers are 100 percent safe to eat.”
Both Dole and Del Monte told TODAY Food that their stickers are made of paper, which is not likely to cause an allergic reaction in most people. Even if someone does have an allergy to tree nuts or gluten, it’s unlikely the sticker will trigger an issue because there isn’t any real contact between them—the fruit is still wrapped in plastic or tin foil, so there’s no rubbing against the skin or anything like that.
The stickers that adorn our produce are perfectly fine for you to eat.
Fruit stickers are completely safe to eat. They’re made of vegetable oil and water, so they dissolve in your stomach.
In fact, there’s not much more to it than that. Fruit stickers have no ill effects on the environment or your health; they’re just stuck on fruit for decoration. And if you really want to know what’s going on with those things, look no further than this article from Mental Floss: https://mentalfloss.com/article/57373/why-are-fruit-stickers-so-sticky
In conclusion, the stickers on Dole fruit are edible and safe for consumption.