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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...004-story.html

    A Massachusetts bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package.

    Nashoba Brook Bakery, in Concord, was taken to task by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for listing "love" as an ingredient on its Nashoba Granola label. In a letter posted this week on the FDA website, the agency said federal regulations require that ingredients "must be listed by their common or usual name."

    "'Love' is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient," the FDA wrote.

    The bakery's CEO, John Gates, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the bakery will be "fully cooperative" with the FDA. But he also said the company has gotten a positive reaction from people since news of the letter began to circulate.

    "It taps this feeling that a lot of Americans have that there are ways in which the government can overreach, and it seems kind of silly," Gates said. "Because it's about the word love, it's cathartic. ... It makes it something that people can smile at."

    Bakery co-owner and chief baker Stuart Witt said the company has been open nearly 20 years, and has been selling granola nearly that long. "Love," has been listed on the label from the beginning, he said.

    "We feel very strongly that love is a big part of what we do," he said, adding that much care is put into baking the company's rustic, European-style sourdough bread.

    "Because it's such a long process, there's so much room for error if you're not really caring and putting a lot of love into it," he said. "I always say, with our granola, you need to mix it, mix it thoroughly, and then when you're done, mix it again, and mix it again."

    Witt said it's up to the government to say whether "love" should come off the label.

    "We're not very happy about," he said. "But we're going to do it."
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    Zippy may not love every decision that his government agencies make.....

    But I'm sure that does not diminish his love of his government agencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    Zippy may not love every decision that his government agencies make.....

    But I'm sure that does not diminish his love of his government agencies.


    Yep. Plus rep x100. The big government advocate loves big government. Until he doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    FDA hates love. I think I will make a tee shirt.
    They probably couldn't get enough of it, to analyze, so they don't really know enough about it to say it's generally recognized as safe.

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    Sell them in bulk packages with an externally displayed label that is proper, labeled not for individual sale, then put your custom label on each item, and tell the FDA to GTFO.
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    The FDA has nothing better to do? Really?

    Zipster, all these threads do is point out the absurdity of big government and how some departments are bending over backwards to justify their jobs without doing any actual work.
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    FDA Declares Granola Ingredient Illegal
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight,& pizza is a vegetable... umm... just a minute... http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45306416/n.../#.Wd-tozL2aUk

    oh $#@!!!!

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    Hmm...love is in all the recipes I make.
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    They really ought to just tell the FDA to go to hell. However much they'd get fined we'd make up for it by buying their loving products. Does the FDA really want to make this into a front page story? Congress might even act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Hmm...love is in all the recipes I make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    That's because you are such an outlaw.
    Yes that is what my husband's family think I am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight,& pizza is a vegetable... umm... just a minute... http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45306416/n.../#.Wd-tozL2aUk

    oh $#@!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Yes that is what my husband's family think I am.
    Lol what do they think he is then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    Lol what do they think he is then?
    Out-there.
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    "People that don't want to make waves sit in stagnant waters."






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