HAPPY HOLIDAYS: FDA MOVES TO BAN CAKE, DONUT ‘SPRINKLES’
Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets. Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world.~snip~It's especially galling seeing as how the food police were the ones who foisted trans fats on is in the first place.
(from the article)
At this juncture, it bears repeating that a large reason trans fats used to be so prevalent in our diets was due to the activism of the food nannies at Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The left-wing food scolds, most famous for its reports on “calorie bomb” food entrees, pushed restaurants and food companies to switch to trans fats in the 1980s and 1990s.Putting sprinkles on baked goods at home is a time honored rite of passage for uncounted toddlers helping out in the kitchen along with icing cookies beforehand of course. The food Nazis' don't seem to have a problem with banning that along with the delightful little sprinkles.
I guess it's not like they have anything else more important to do like maybe doing something about the outbreaks of listeria or other food borne health outbreaks.
How petty do these bureaucrats have to go to justify their continuous growth?