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Old 06-12-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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Yes, the FDA is the most corrupt department of the federal government. I don't trust anything they say or do. You know who I trust with my food? My local farmer!
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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[quote=IheartWA;35202169]Yes, the FDA is the most corrupt department of the federal government. I don't trust anything they say or do. You know who I trust with my food? My local farmer![/quote]

And ME!!!!
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Such BS....they better not pick on my Alaskan Salmon on wooden board
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Well, we could complain here:
Milk Specialists, FDA CFSAN Personnel, State Grade A Milk Sanitation Personnel, Third Party Certifiers and Single Service Consultants
but I doubt it would have any impact. For years they do what they want. FDA always win...

BTW: FDA's newest statement (June 10, 2014) is:
"FDA is always open to evidence that shows that wood can be safely used for specific purposes, such as aging cheese.
The FDA will engage with the artisan cheese-making community to determine whether certain types of cheeses can safely be made by aging them on wooden shelving".

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Wood has been removed from most commercial kitchens for about 25 years as wood harbors potentially hazardous bacteria.

The artisanal cheese producers I have visited are NOT using wood.
Well then THOSE producers have nothing to worry about. It's only the wood surfaces that the FDA is concerned about.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I hope nothing comes of this: Yes, I can understand the concerns for our health, but I am so tired of the government interfering in everything we do...I have no problems with warning us of dangers, whatever they may be, but please don't tell us what we can and can do...!!!! If there is one single possibility something might cause us a danger the government wants it stopped.

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Default Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Cheese

Hmmm . . .

First thing I thought of when I saw the words "FDA - government - cheese":
Mammoth Cheese Thomas Jefferson
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yes, the FDA is the most corrupt department of the federal government. I don't trust anything they say or do. You know who I trust with my food? My local farmer![/quote]

And ME!!!!
agree, but it isn't always that easy. We can't get fresh from the farm year around and when we can the price is sometimes out of some people's budget.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Yes, the FDA is the most corrupt department of the federal government. I don't trust anything they say or do. You know who I trust with my food? My local farmer!
Farmers? Not so much. Not any more.

Dairy Farmers of Canada chief ‘disgusted’ by video showing cows beaten with chains, rakes | Toronto Star
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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If you get your dairy locally and buy your bread from local bakeries, you communicate directly with the those that produce your food... get to know them... go by their farm and see for yourself.... chat with the bakers about the specific ingredients they use and where they get those ingredients from... find out what the farmers feed their cows (and chickens) when they're not eating grass.... do they feed them gmo corn and soy? or do they go out of their way to make sure their feed is NON gmo and actually healthy for the animals and you.... some organic dairy farmers exchange whey for feed with other organic farmers in the area!! At any rate, when you buy from local producers, you have a lot better idea what's in your food and you get to know who can trust and who you can't trust.

Processed food, i.e. what I call "preservative bread" and milk that comes from who knows where and from cows that are being fed who knows what and being treated who knows how, cannot be trusted, regardless of being FDA approved... in fact, I'm at the point of saying "WHO CARES" on whether or not something is FDA approved because I have zero confidence that the FDA actually has the consumer's best interest at heart... in fact, with all the ex-Monsanto guys in there running the show and the idiotic decisions they've made, I assume they do NOT have the consumer's best interest at heart. Instead, they have BIG AG's profit driven interest at heart.

I agree with other posters above that it is appalling that so many substances are now FDA approved for Americans to eat while they have been banned, often for a long time, in other countries. You'll hear food companies complain that it would be too hard to reformulate their products even though they have already done so in other countries.... you'll hear them complain about it raising the cost too much even though the same products MINUS the nasties are being sold in other countries CHEAPER (after conversions).
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