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For those who think the FDA isn't watching ingredient labels...

edited October 4 in General

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.
Full FDA Warning Letter:
https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2017/ucm577393.htm

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."
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Comments

  • I think that the label is the least of their worries after reading the whole thing.
    Special interests: anti-aging creams, gels, and serums; sulphate-free shampoos; and therapeutic cosmetics.
  • This Contract Manufacturer's employee had a different definition of what "Love" was as an ingredient; http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/cosmetic-lab-employee-admits-he-ejaculated-in-tanks-of-face-cream/

    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications.
  • blimey, the worst we've ever had end up in a batch was one of the plant worker's keys
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • edited October 5
    @Bill_Toge We had a batchmaster once drop his pen into a smaller tank while the Arde Barinco Drop-in homogenizer was running.
     
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications.
  • I have definitely seen soaps with "love" listed as an ingredient!  Glad they are finally catching up with some of these companies.

    @Microformulation Eeewww!

    My previous employer once had a possum fall into and drown in a batch of floor polish over the weekend.
  • edited October 6
    @ozgirl on a similar subject, we once received an IBC of propylene glycol that had a dead bird in it

    also, donkey's years ago we used to import henna powder in bulk from Somalia, and when it came in it was usually full of foreign objects; mostly bits of wood, metal, plastic and rubber, so we had to sieve it and send it off to be irradiated before it could be used in production
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
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