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Old 06-11-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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Read the article again (if you read it at all):

The FDA is not banning anything; it merely is investigating the possible contribution of wooden aging blocks to listeria outbreaks. The title of this thread is inflammatory.
I read it and I've read many others on the same topic. Did you read my post? Did I say "ban?" No.

Originally, however, they WERE talking about the possibility of banning it. They have since backed away because they got such a backlash for it and many national news publications drew attention to it.

The point that I am making is that the FDA is not to be trusted with "protecting" us from anything. Their track record is ABYSMAL in this department. They have repeatedly approved things for the American food supply that are toxin and/or there is not enough research to reach a conclusion, albeit common sense along in most cases would be enough to say no.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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For years a bar in Anchorage always had a large block of cheese sitting at the end of the bar. Patrons could slice off a piece cheese and grab a handfull of crackers to munch on. Not sure if it was a new health inspector or if actually took the health inspectors years to notice this huge block of cheese sitting on the bar, but during an inspection the inspector said it had to go because there was no sneeze guard and it was not refrigerated. A short time later the block of cheese reappeared. A piece of saran wrap covered the block of cheese and a nice looking plaque was posted saying the cheese was for display purposes only. Now patrons lift the sneeze guard ( the saran wrap ), slice off a piece of the display and grab a handfull of crackers to munch on.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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For years a bar in Anchorage always had a large block of cheese sitting at the end of the bar. Patrons could slice off a piece cheese and grab a handfull of crackers to munch on. Not sure if it was a new health inspector or if actually took the health inspectors years to notice this huge block of cheese sitting on the bar, but during an inspection the inspector said it had to go because there was no sneeze guard and it was not refrigerated. A short time later the block of cheese reappeared. A piece of saran wrap covered the block of cheese and a nice looking plaque was posted saying the cheese was for display purposes only. Now patrons lift the sneeze guard ( the saran wrap ), slice off a piece of the display and grab a handfull of crackers to much on.
Great story!

Sounds like something that might happen in "Cicely Alaska."
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mountain Home, ID
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I have lost all respect or the FDA... I don't trust them AT ALL... they approve GMOs without testing... they push through high fructose corn syrup without adequate testing... they publish misleading reports about raw milk where the cherry pick data and conveniently leave out even their own data... they allow azodicarbonamide, a chemical used to produce yoga mats and rubber soles for shoes, to be added to bread, etc, etc... now this... we need a complete overhaul of the FDA and we need to get the ex Monsanto executives/lobbyists/lawyers out of key positions there.
Did you know the FDA allows hydrogen hydroxide in bread too? It's in rat poison, weed killer, latex paint, lethal injections and kills thousands of people every year!
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Did you know the FDA allows hydrogen hydroxide in bread too? It's in rat poison, weed killer, latex paint, lethal injections and kills thousands of people every year!
I think you're mistaken. You should be referring to dihydrogen monoxide.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:42 PM
 
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I thought that it was pretty much common knowledge that hardwood cutting boards do not promote bacterial growth any more than those made of Delrin or other high density plastic. Many studies have been done to this effect.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:55 PM
 
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Did you know the FDA allows hydrogen hydroxide in bread too? It's in rat poison, weed killer, latex paint, lethal injections and kills thousands of people every year!
Do you know that the FDA also allows RAT POISON (warfarin) to be given to sick people?


Boy, Chicken Little and Turkey Lurkey would feel comfortable on this thread.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I only use spray cheese in a can - it's FDA-approved.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Read the article again (if you read it at all):

The FDA is not banning anything; it merely is investigating the possible contribution of wooden aging blocks to listeria outbreaks. The title of this thread is inflammatory.
There are hundreds -- no hyperbole at all, hundreds -- of cheeses that I enjoy elsewhere that I cannot buy in the United States because people who don't know a damned thing about food were put in charge of food.
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I read it and I've read many others on the same topic. Did you read my post? Did I say "ban?" No.

Originally, however, they WERE talking about the possibility of banning it. They have since backed away because they got such a backlash for it and many national news publications drew attention to it.

The point that I am making is that the FDA is not to be trusted with "protecting" us from anything. Their track record is ABYSMAL in this department. They have repeatedly approved things for the American food supply that are toxin and/or there is not enough research to reach a conclusion, albeit common sense along in most cases would be enough to say no.
BINGO! What a joke! They're nothing more than "enforcement", "eliminators" and "concealers' for the big boys! It's appalling, when you look through the list of "banned elsewhere" substances, which are allowed in the USA...by the FDA. Ironically, the small businesses, who are trying to do it "right"..or "old-fashioned", and keep the cost down, are being crushed out of existence, due to stupid, unnecessary, BS regulations. It's appalling!
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