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(Forbes)   FDA says you can once again use your wood before you cut the cheese   (forbes.com) divider line 14
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2014-06-11 03:13:59 PM  
3 votes:
Forbes may be the most obnoxious website on the internet.
2014-06-11 03:29:51 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:42:31 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-06-11 01:10:46 PM  
2 votes:
FDA needs to STFU  and leave cheese makers alone.
Those assholes are only puppets of wealthy food manufacturers.
2014-06-11 05:42:18 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:42:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:15:34 PM  
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: ArkAngel: Gotta love when government makes a rules then says they didn't

They didn't say they didn't make a rule; they said they didn't make a new rule. Which is true:

"The FDA does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making..." (emphasis added).

There was no new policy banning the use of wooden shelves, merely a clarification or whatever of an extant one.


Similar thing happened in Oregon regarding the transporting of home brew.

A brewery that wanted to host a home brew contest contacted the OLCC for a clarification regarding transportation of home brew.  Turns out all these years transporting home brew from where it was brewed had been illegal.

It seems it is better to ask forgiveness rather than ask for permission.
2014-06-11 02:00:52 PM  
1 votes:

The Numbers: JayCab: Sane prediction: we'll eventually end up with a warning label placed on cheese aged on wood, allowing for consumers to make an informed and educated choice in their purchases.

Likely prediction: the FDA, at the behest of Kraft, et al, will put these rules forward again, in a much more stealthy manner, leading the public to ignore it because they thought "we already heard this news story".

Quite possibly. Some form of licensing system requiring manufacturers to get a permit to age cheese on wood boards would be my guess. Make the permit conditions onerous enough small producers struggle to comply (in the name of 'public safety' of course) 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.


fark that.  it's going to be passed by congress.  congress will discuss a bill, titled Patriotic United States Safe Youth Freedom American Consumer and Trade Act, designed to save children and consumers from the dangers of banks, by removing any requirements for the filing of foreclosure proceedings, and on the 11th hour of debate, paragraph 1476(r)(1)(A)(III)(93)(e) will be added, providing: none shall cheese age on wood.
2014-06-11 02:00:47 PM  
1 votes:

gweilo8888: So you're telling me that the US fermented cow nipple solids industry is still able to make its festering products on bacteria-rich ligneous wafers? And that's a victory for the US public?

Well, OK then. Just so we're clear on that.


It doesn't have to be a cow.
2014-06-11 01:58:20 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, we're eating delicious, moldy. bacteria-laden milk and these fuccos are worried about the wood?
2014-06-11 01:37:18 PM  
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Gotta love when government makes a rules then says they didn't


They didn't say they didn't make a rule; they said they didn't make a new rule. Which is true:

"The FDA does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making..." (emphasis added).

There was no new policy banning the use of wooden shelves, merely a clarification or whatever of an extant one.
2014-06-11 01:33:35 PM  
1 votes:
The next step could have been banning oak barrel aging for our favorite libations.  This my friends is but a small victory in the war against tyranny.
2014-06-11 01:08:09 PM  
1 votes:
So you're telling me that the US fermented cow nipple solids industry is still able to make its festering products on bacteria-rich ligneous wafers? And that's a victory for the US public?

Well, OK then. Just so we're clear on that.
2014-06-11 10:25:40 AM  
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Gotta love when government makes a rules then says they didn't


What, you mean like the ATF?
 
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