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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.

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: 4, Insightful) by NewNic on Thursday October 05 2017, @05:25PM (2 children)

    by NewNic (6420) on Thursday October 05 2017, @05:25PM (#577532) Journal

    After all, TMB hates government getting involved in anything, so government pointing out that the place is filthy and the food probably contaminated is bad, right?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @12:01AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @12:01AM (#577705)

    I don't care about big or small government, which is not strictly correlated to the amount of control you retain over your life as a private citizen.
    But I don't get your comment, as it implies you need a federal entity to check bugs in kitchens. Could it be done at smaller scale without experiencing too much corruption?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @12:22AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @12:22AM (#577721)

    TMB hates government getting involved

    As filthy as the place was, I'm guessing there was some flour dust about.
    Dust in the air has a nasty habit of causing explosions, so they had dodged the bullet there.
    ...unlike other manufacturing sites that, due to Libertarians|Reactionaries|Neoliberals cutting funding for workplace inspectors, hadn't been inspected since 1985. []

    -- OriginalOwner_ []