For those who think the FDA isn't watching ingredient labels...
Sorry Grandma, ‘Love’ Is Not An FDA-Approved Ingredient
A Food and Drug Administration warning letter lambastes a Massachusetts-based bakery for listing “love” in its granola.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/love-fda-ingredient_us_59d48d92e4b06226e3f492c3?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
From the letter:
1. Your Nashoba Granola and Whole Wheat Bread (wholesale and retail) products are misbranded within the meaning of section 403(i)(2) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 343(i)(2)] because they are fabricated from two or more ingredients, but the labels fail to bear a complete list of all the ingredients by common or usual name in descending order of predominance by weight as well as all sub-ingredients, as required by 21 CFR 101.4. For example,
- Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient "Love". Ingredients required to be declared on the label or labeling of food must be listed by their common or usual name [21 CFR 101.4(a)(1). "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.
Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."