Thursday, April 05, 2007

Oh My Goodness! The FDA is at it again!

This time with my love of all loves! When I went to DC last month I looked and looked for the big building that housed them and I did not locate them. They are lucky I tell you!

Big corporations need to be collared! Once again they are trying to change things we love and adulterate them to make them more cost effective. It'll be easier to manufacture a product if we can cheaply make it. What are they trying to change?

Chocolate. Yes, the very best in life. They want to make a vegetable oil processed amalgam, nothing like real chocolate at all.

The U.S. Chocolate Industry, through its Chocolate Manufacturers of America (CMA), and in collaboration with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have petitioned the Food and Drug Association (FDA) to change the current requirements for chocolate.

What they want to do is replace cocoa butter with vegetable oil and real milk with milk solids. Nice. It's bad enough the percentages are already at the lowest level of any civilised country in the approved use of cocoa butters, but now they want to completely eliminate any at all. It is criminal! If you want an unsolicited comparison see the post at Not Martha post. She compares Cadbury eggs purchased in Canada to those purchased in the U.S. There is definitely a difference and the U.S. does not win the comparison test by any stretch of the imagination.

And of course the FDA is considering it because they have not heard from consumers. We aren't even aware that the negotiations are taking place! If you are at all a consumer of chocolate please click on the link below and take action.

It seems strange that we continually have to police the policing agency we pay taxes to protect us!

Don't Mess with Our Chocolate!

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