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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @08:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 06 2017, @08:14AM (#577880)

    Here's the truth: Love is a measurable and the corporate hucksters aren't even putting it in when they say they are.

    Tell some rice you love it, ignore some rice, and tell some you hate it. The loved rice stay fresh longer.
    Lot's of people []
    Have repeated the experiment []
    It's strange, but you really can measure love. []

    You should do the experiment yourself before you call BS. Seriously. I know it sounds strange and set out to debunk the experiment. I did it 4 times, with similar results each time. It's not hard.

    There really is more to this world than academia knows, and some things are demonstrably actively censored from science -- such as Plasma Cosmology or when Social Justice Fanatics censor "sex differences" papers from medical journals. [] Everyone knows that history is a lie agreed upon, but even modern archeology is heavily censored. [] I say this to point out that there are some things you can't trust Academia to tell you, and you have to do the experiment yourself to know the truth.

    After my first two attempts I thought that perhaps I had just been unlucky and got mold in the jars I "hated". So, I was careful not to get mold spores in the next two sets of jars, by using a sterilization technique for growing mushrooms in strata (which are sensitive to mold), and carried out the experiment in a dark temperature controlled environment. In those experiments mold did not grow, but fermentation eventually began and happened slowest in the "loved" containers. Now I wonder what the result would be if I told the yeast that I loved it with the intent that rice-wine be made with love?

    TL;DR: Seriously, Love can be an ingredient. FDA (gov in general) don't want you to know the power we all have, but they are correct in condemning soulless factories for using "made with love".