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