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posted by martyb on Thursday October 05 2017, @01:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the depends-on-what-you-are-cooking-up dept.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-03/fda-declares-there-s-no-love-in-granola-warns-bakery-company

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released a warning letter to Nashoba Brook Bakery, reprimanding the West Concord, Massachusetts-based baker and wholesaler about the ingredients it lists in its granola.

One, in particular.

"Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient 'Love,'" the agency wrote in the Sept. 22 letter. "'Love' is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient."

Nashoba Chief Executive Officer John Gates said the FDA's take on love as an ingredient "just felt so George Orwell."

Ars Technica additionally reports that was not all that the FDA found:

During a recent bakery inspection, FDA agents discovered: dirt and filth caked onto ceiling vents and sprinklers directly above ready-to-eat foods; parts of the floor and ceiling that were missing for some reason; equipment, including bowls and cooling racks, that wasn't cleaned or maintained; and counters, shelves, and food production surfaces that were coated with an unknown residue.

Insects also proved worrisome. At one point, an FDA inspector noticed a one-inch-long, unidentified crawling insect directly underneath a batch of pastries. Last, the FDA reported that employees weren't following proper hygiene practices. One baker repeatedly dipped a blue bracelet into raw dough while mixing it.

For your reading pleasure, here is the warning letter.


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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday October 05 2017, @01:54PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 05 2017, @01:54PM (#577437) Journal

    You might remember from Futurama that Mom's Robot Oil is made with 10% more Love.

    So why can't bakery pastries be made with Love?

    As for the insects, just add some language about, " . . . and other natural ingredients".

    That way you don't even have to make an effort to identify these one inch long unidentified insects underneath the pastries.

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