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(Forbes)   FDA says you can once again use your wood before you cut the cheese   (forbes.com) divider line 75
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2014-06-11 02:25:28 PM  
What little research I did on this suggests that this might have been an unintended consequence. The FDA made a rule about storing food in places that can be easily cleaned, and that excludes old wood.
 
2014-06-11 02:42:04 PM  

mrsleep: fark the FDA, they whine about cheese aged on wood shelves but have no problem unleashing crap like Chantix and Humira on the population.

fark them, hard.


I'm not sure why you're mad about biologics being "unleashed". They're NOT crap.

Seriously, you have no idea what you're talking about. I have severe RA, and Orencia (same family as Humira) has completely changed my life. I can get up in the morning and do all the things that I I couldn't do before. I can sleep through the night without waking up in severe pain, I can actually run my business again, and I can exercise some.

If there's anything you should be mad about, it's the drug companies advertising so much that the price of these new drugs are pretty much unaffordable, usually $5000+ a month. I thank my lucky stars that my rheumatologist is partnered with Bristol-Myers and the FDA, and anything that's not covered by my insurance is taken care of by Bristol-Myers (with subsidies from the FDA). Don't be mad about these drugs, they kick ass.
 
2014-06-11 03:13:59 PM  
Forbes may be the most obnoxious website on the internet.
 
2014-06-11 03:19:37 PM  
All this bureaucracy is grating!
 
2014-06-11 03:20:24 PM  
This is pretty gouda - I camembert the alternative.
 
2014-06-11 03:29:51 PM  
I really love aged cheese.  I like most cheeses except the stuff made in Europe that the US says is too nasty to import.  There is a reason why they won't let it be imported, it tastes like ass.
 
2014-06-11 03:43:27 PM  

oh_please: Seriously, you have no idea what you're talking about.


Spoken like someone who hasn't gone mad on Chantix.
 
2014-06-11 03:51:52 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: lostcat: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Having just eaten some English Royal Stilton from Trader Joes, I'm convinced it was aged not on wood but on a pile of dog turds.

People are slowly starting to realize that Trader Joe's brand food is just slightly above mediocre.

They have good snacks.  Finger food stuff, appetizers.  And cheap wine.


Pretty much the only thing I buy there (again, and again, and again, and again...)
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2014-06-11 03:56:51 PM  

oh_please: I'm not sure why you're mad about biologics being "unleashed". They're NOT crap.


ecx.images-amazon.com
Yes they are.
 
2014-06-11 04:10:19 PM  
Now, it's been a few years since I saw a documentary on cheese, but I thought in some processes that the fact that the wooden boards retained bacteria and fungus was the whole point. The boards helped to inoculate the cheese with the proper mix to age them.
 
2014-06-11 04:19:42 PM  

Emposter: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: lostcat: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Having just eaten some English Royal Stilton from Trader Joes, I'm convinced it was aged not on wood but on a pile of dog turds.

People are slowly starting to realize that Trader Joe's brand food is just slightly above mediocre.

They have good snacks.  Finger food stuff, appetizers.  And cheap wine.

Pretty much the only thing I buy there (again, and again, and again, and again...)
[farm8.staticflickr.com image 800x534]


There are a few things I can find no where else.  prax jr. eats these by the jarful (except when his little sister has been by and taken all the garlic out, eaten them and put the olives back in...)


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 04:25:03 PM  
 
2014-06-11 04:45:15 PM  
1. Manufacture story about mysterious FDA rule and generate outrage
2. When FDA says "What rule?", say "FDA backs down!"
3. Profit!!
 
2014-06-11 05:41:21 PM  

meat0918: It seems it is better to ask forgiveness rather than ask for permission.


That's my motto.
 
2014-06-11 05:42:18 PM  
Soo cheese has been safely aged on wood for  1000 years but all of the sudden its a problem.

I do see their point to a degree i suppose about the cleanliness of cheesehops being the bigger issue not the wood themselves. but I thought that they did a study that wood was safer than plastic in terms of cutting boards, or has it flip flopped again?
 
2014-06-11 07:20:09 PM  
It's swell that they're backing down and all, but it's only because a revolt was brewing, which means in the vast number of instances idiotic crap will get through.
 
2014-06-11 07:42:17 PM  
The Numbers:  and voila, you've heavily stacked the system in favor of Big Cheese and earned that cushy board position that'll be waiting for you.

The board is probably made of wood, too.
 
2014-06-11 08:28:19 PM  
Normally I don't worry that much about government "overreach" but that decision was pretty much pants on head stupid.  Glad they lied and then backed down.  Is this an impeachable offense?  I bet they try to impeach over this "lie".  CheseBama was totally behind this.
 
2014-06-11 09:19:12 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Now, it's been a few years since I saw a documentary on cheese, but I thought in some processes that the fact that the wooden boards retained bacteria and fungus was the whole point. The boards helped to inoculate the cheese with the proper mix to age them.


Thanks, I was wondering what all the fuss about. As far as I could tell it was either the expense of replacing their shelves or just a case of, "I don't wanna take a bath, Ma".
 
2014-06-12 07:39:40 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: 1. Manufacture story about mysterious FDA rule and generate outrage
2. When FDA says "What rule?", say "FDA backs down!"
3. Profit!!


Came to say something like this, but doing the meme properly

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2014-06-12 09:38:38 AM  
I was really afraid I wasn't going to be able to curtail my Walpoling activities there for a minute.

™ thank cow
 
2014-06-12 11:56:49 AM  
 
2014-06-12 12:13:26 PM  

medius: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/lift-fda-restrictions-ripen i ng-cheese-wooden-boards-which-will-devastate-american-craft-cheese/JXN NnM7x


we did it!
 
2014-06-12 01:38:34 PM  

medius: medius: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/lift-fda-restrictions-ripen i ng-cheese-wooden-boards-which-will-devastate-american-craft-cheese/JXN NnM7x

we did it!


Despite what it will do to American Craft cheese, so long as it also devastates Kraft American cheese, I'm all for it.
 
2014-06-12 02:19:02 PM  

BKITU: medius: medius: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/lift-fda-restrictions-ripen i ng-cheese-wooden-boards-which-will-devastate-american-craft-cheese/JXN NnM7x

we did it!

Despite what it will do to American Craft cheese, so long as it also devastates Kraft American cheese, I'm all for it.


So long as it devastes all American cheese, I'm all for it. I'm with Stephen Fry on this one:

"Americans, sadly, don't really understand coffee, bread or cheese - the great staples of life. It will give you some idea of how poor the general standard is when I tell you that Starbucks becomes one's idea of a great cup of coffee. Cheese? Forget it, unless you're in a world-class restaurant in a city. Bread? Same problem."

Well said, Stephen. Well said.
 
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