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(Jezebel)   FDA: "Hey, don't come crying to us when you all die of a mass bacteriological outbreak due to some unsanitary European cheese"   (kitchenette.jezebel.com) divider line 34
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2014-06-13 09:48:35 AM  
The important thing is that we can now put cheese on our wood.
 
2014-06-13 10:22:34 AM  
I really can't understand how having a metal shelf with holes affects my cheese.

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2014-06-13 11:06:08 AM  

R.A.Danny:
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American cheese...now made with real cheese???
 
2014-06-13 11:26:14 AM  
Hey look, a repeat of a non-story about an FDA regulation that never existed in the first place.
 
2014-06-13 11:31:59 AM  
I am actually more concerned with pathogens spread through use of a dirty telephone.
 
2014-06-13 11:42:10 AM  
You're more likely to contract e-coli from a NYC water fountain.
 
2014-06-13 11:43:14 AM  

Dimensio: I am actually more concerned with pathogens spread through use of a dirty telephone.


Why are you putting cheese on your telephone?
 
2014-06-13 11:43:16 AM  

grumpfuff: Hey look, a repeat of a non-story about an FDA regulation that never existed in the first place.


boy you are a grump!
 
2014-06-13 11:43:59 AM  

Dimensio: I am actually more concerned with pathogens spread through use of a dirty telephone.


Never should have launched that ark first...
 
2014-06-13 11:44:24 AM  
STFU, FDA.
You have ONE FARKING PARAGRAPH on how to process farking Haggis in the UDSA manual.
WTF do you care about how we eat our rotten milk?
 
2014-06-13 11:44:47 AM  
 
2014-06-13 11:44:58 AM  

Dimensio: I am actually more concerned with pathogens spread through use of a dirty telephone.


And now that touch screen phones are everyone's go-to cameras, it's even worse. When someone asks you to take a picture with their phone, what they are really asking is for you to touch their face oils.
 
2014-06-13 11:45:48 AM  
FDA.gov
June 11, 2014
Recently, you may have heard some concerns suggesting the FDA has taken steps to end the long-standing practice in the cheesemaking industry of using wooden boards to age cheese. To be clear, we have not and are not prohibiting or banning the long-standing practice of using wood shelving in artisanal cheese. Nor does the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) require any such action. Reports to the contrary are not accurate.
The agency's regulations do not specifically address the use of shelving made of wood in cheesemaking, nor is there any FSMA requirement in effect that addresses this issue. Moreover, the FDA has not taken any enforcement action based solely on the use of wooden shelves.
At issue is a January 2014 communication from the agency's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services, which was sent in response to questions from New York State.
The FDA recognizes that this communication has prompted concerns in the artisanal cheesemaking community. The communication was not intended as an official policy statement, but was provided as background information on the use of wooden shelving for aging cheeses and as an analysis of related scientific publications. Further, we recognize that the language used in this communication may have appeared more definitive than it should have, in light of the agency's actual practices on this issue.
The FDA has taken enforcement action in some situations where we have found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes at facilities that used such shelving. Since 2010, FDA inspections have found Listeria monocytogenes in more than 20 percent of inspections of artisanal cheesemakers. However, the FDA does not have data that directly associates these instances of contamination with the use of wood shelving.
In the interest of public health, the FDA's current regulations state that utensils and other surfaces that contact food must be "adequately cleanable" and "properly maintained." Historically, the FDA has expressed concern about whether wood meets this requirement and these concerns have been noted in its inspectional findings. However, the FDA will engage with the artisanal cheesemaking community, state officials and others to learn more about current practices and discuss the safety of aging certain types of cheeses on wooden shelving, as well as to invite stakeholders to share any data or evidence they have gathered related to safety and the use of wood surfaces. We welcome this open dialogue.
 
2014-06-13 11:46:54 AM  

R.A.Danny: I really can't understand how having a metal shelf with holes affects my cheese.

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Got my cheezwhiz, boy?

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2014-06-13 11:47:44 AM  
Here's picture of all the people who've ever died because of cheese aged on a wooden board.

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2014-06-13 11:48:32 AM  
I like cheese that is aged by the slice in its own plastic wrapper.
 
2014-06-13 11:49:40 AM  
Listeria hysteria is a thing.  At least in Austria.

http://www.thelocal.at/20140610/six-in-court-after-listeria-outbreak
 
2014-06-13 11:51:13 AM  
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2014-06-13 11:52:22 AM  
A helpful photo from last year's FDA picnic...

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Ah, now it makes sense!
 
2014-06-13 11:52:28 AM  
Whew. I somehow feel safer already.

/snuggles blanket
 
2014-06-13 11:52:52 AM  

HumbertoEcho: Listeria hysteria is a thing.  At least in Austria.

http://www.thelocal.at/20140610/six-in-court-after-listeria-outbreak


what a nanny state. They should worry more about all their posionous snakes and spiders and man-eating crocodiles
 
2014-06-13 11:54:19 AM  

HumbertoEcho: Listeria hysteria is a thing.  At least in Austria.

http://www.thelocal.at/20140610/six-in-court-after-listeria-outbreak


The Listeria hysteria in Austria caused by bacteria from Syria can cause diptheria, in Nigeria. So grow some wisteria.
 
2014-06-13 11:54:28 AM  
Nothing to worry about here.
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2014-06-13 11:55:36 AM  
I prefer my cheese to be hand aged by genuine Buddhist monks on a traditional naugahyde shelf. Unfortunately, it's getting hard to find naugas and prices have gone up.
 
2014-06-13 11:56:17 AM  
Vive le fromage!
 
2014-06-13 11:56:28 AM  

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Cheese, glorious cheese!

 
2014-06-13 11:57:09 AM  

johnny_vegas: grumpfuff: Hey look, a repeat of a non-story about an FDA regulation that never existed in the first place.

boy you are a grump!


I get peeved when something that isn't happening is hyped up, and then extra annoyed when the group says "Ummm..that's not the case." is treated as them backing off.

In this case, the FDA cannot repeal a regulation that did not exist in the first place.
 
2014-06-13 11:57:53 AM  

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Cheese, glorious cheese!


I love her bag full of Cheez-it. Because that brick is an entreé.
 
2014-06-13 11:59:01 AM  

grumpfuff: johnny_vegas: grumpfuff: Hey look, a repeat of a non-story about an FDA regulation that never existed in the first place.

boy you are a grump!

I get peeved when something that isn't happening is hyped up, and then extra annoyed when the group says "Ummm..that's not the case." is treated as them backing off.

In this case, the FDA cannot repeal a regulation that did not exist in the first place.


So you got a red, eh? Sucks
 
2014-06-13 12:04:24 PM  

R.A.Danny: grumpfuff: johnny_vegas: grumpfuff: Hey look, a repeat of a non-story about an FDA regulation that never existed in the first place.

boy you are a grump!

I get peeved when something that isn't happening is hyped up, and then extra annoyed when the group says "Ummm..that's not the case." is treated as them backing off.

In this case, the FDA cannot repeal a regulation that did not exist in the first place.

So you got a red, eh? Sucks


Huh?
 
2014-06-13 12:08:37 PM  
That's a risk I'm willing to take.
 
2014-06-13 12:09:28 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I prefer my cheese to be hand aged by genuine Buddhist monks on a traditional naugahyde shelf. Unfortunately, it's getting hard to find naugas and prices have gone up.


Not True! Come to Stoughton, WI!
 
2014-06-13 12:19:41 PM  

robv83: The Irresponsible Captain: I prefer my cheese to be hand aged by genuine Buddhist monks on a traditional naugahyde shelf. Unfortunately, it's getting hard to find naugas and prices have gone up.

Not True! Come to Stoughton, WI!


The supper clubs have the market cornered
 
2014-06-13 12:33:54 PM  

R.A.Danny: I really can't understand how having a metal shelf with holes affects my cheese.

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I don't like it here in Switzerland! The cheese has got holes in it, and those Frog skiers are always coming across the mountain, causing trouble. In America, you can get cheese in aerosol cans!
 
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