Re: FDA ruling it the works?
If the comment came from Mrs. Obama the comment would find it way to an important person. If the comment comes from Brian Cardinal it is unlikely it will get past the teenager who may read it. Bureaucracy already knows it is a bureaucracy.
If the FDA wanted to limit adulterated honey coming in to this country they would put a number on what is adulterated. They have no problem putting numbers on industry to clearly define what is adulterated and what is not. If it is one thing I learned about the FDA they are black and white, no sign of grey.
B..b..but, they wont listen to me, so I am not going to comment. Waaah, Waaah, Waaah!
As usual, you don’t understand what the FDA guidance is, or how it works. It has absolutely nothing to do with the levels
of other ingredients in honey; it just says that it must be labeled correctly. If someone in China wants to export a mix of HFCS and honey, the guidance says that it can’t be labeled as "honey"; and the 2 ingredients must appear on the label, in order of content. If you want to bottle “Cherry Blossom Honey” and it happens to be light red and contains cherry extract for flavor, the label will have to say something like “A product containing honey, food coloring, and natural flavors”.
Why is this not a good thing? It is not the FDA’s job (right now) to specify or analyze for levels of other ingredients. Once the guidance is in place, then they can go after people who do not follow the guidance. But then it becomes an enforcement action,
which is a completely different thing.
It is a process , it takes time, and this is the first step.