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FDA ends regulation of French dressing
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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/13/2022 7:54:34 PM

The Food and Drug Administration said it will stop regulating French dressing after keeping a tight rein on its key ingredients since 1950. The US agency announced on Wednesday that it would lift guidelines that required manufacturers to sell a product with 35% vegetable oil if it wanted to market it as “French dressing.”(Snip) By removing the standard, the FDA hopes to “provide greater flexibility in the product’s manufacture, consistent with comparable, nonstandardized foods available in the marketplace.” The move was made in response to a 1998 petition that was filed by the Association of Dressings and Sauces. It is unclear why the FDA waited until recently to address


The FDA's fiscal 2019 budget was $6.1 billion, which amounts to $337,726 when allocated across each of its 18,062 full-time equivalent employees. Between the rubber-stamping of dangerous shots and the withholding of useful therapies, and pulling perfectly safe older drugs off the market because they've not been tested under the latest standards, give or take their great work on regulating mayonnaise, vanilla extract, and frozen cherry pies, it's easy to see how much value Americans receive from their hard-earned tax dollars.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Californian 1/13/2022 8:01:29 PM (No. 1037840)
I fully credit Joe with this improvement in regulatory standards and the critical success involved in making all our lives better as Americans. What's next on his agenda? French fries? French manicures? Dare I even suggest they will deregulate French kissing?? Go Joe! What a winner! Your government at its best!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1 1/13/2022 8:02:59 PM (No. 1037842)
OP, just another unconstitutional department wasting tax dollars and restricting American citizens' freedoms under the guise of 'helping'.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: davew 1/13/2022 8:04:06 PM (No. 1037844)
It's good to know the FDA is on the job and protecting Americans from the massive French dressing fraud that has swept the globe. Now, if they can figure out how people can be mass vaccinated with an experimental drug that avoids any liability for the drug manufactures...Oh wait, they did. Never mind.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross 1/13/2022 8:07:11 PM (No. 1037847)
Don't mock this development. To date, it is the single greatest achievement of the Biden administration.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: IowaDad 1/13/2022 8:21:24 PM (No. 1037860)
The French are mystified by their “dressing”, much as the Danish are with pastries and the English are with muffins,
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Reply 6 - Posted by: envirodude 1/13/2022 8:25:51 PM (No. 1037864)
Pizza consumers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will rejoice!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jennie C. 1/13/2022 8:36:01 PM (No. 1037870)
Seriously? I don't think I've willingly eaten French Dressing since I was about 10 years old. I liked it back then. Now? Yuck!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: skacmar 1/13/2022 8:38:55 PM (No. 1037872)
The world was kept safer for 72 years by the FDA regulating the amount of oil in French Dressing. I feel unsafe now that the amount of oil in the dressing is unregulated and may never be able to eat salad again. Liberals will need to retreat to their safe spaces until this situation can be rectified and salad dressing contents can be regulated once again and made safe for Karens all over the world!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimBob 1/13/2022 8:45:27 PM (No. 1037880)
2022 - 1998. Twenty Four Years. Twenty Four Years after the petition was filed! THAT's the FDA in ACTION! Let's see.....Dec.7th 1941 to Sept 7th 1945..... 3-3/4 years..... 24 divided by 3-3/4 is about 6.4 The USA fought and won World War II SIX TIMES OVER in the time it took the FDA to approve this petition!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 1/13/2022 9:31:28 PM (No. 1037897)
This is why I hate the federal government. This is a speck of dust in a coal bin of regulation.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey 1/13/2022 10:28:28 PM (No. 1037921)
Biteme said in an interview, 'this will help relieve the supply chain problems.'
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Reply 12 - Posted by: snakeoil 1/13/2022 11:53:35 PM (No. 1037970)
What about Thousand Island, my favorite. French dressing is what you use when there is no 1,000.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/14/2022 2:42:21 AM (No. 1038034)
Sometimes the answer can be very simple. See who finally reluctantly retired, and check their finances over the years.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: SweetPea3 1/14/2022 2:56:49 AM (No. 1038038)
Yes, but is it "plant-based"?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: danu 1/14/2022 3:13:30 AM (No. 1038041)
zut, alors!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mifla 1/14/2022 4:30:00 AM (No. 1038059)
Your tax dollars at work.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/14/2022 6:26:35 AM (No. 1038116)
Association of Dressings & Sauces? You gotta be Schiffing me!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/14/2022 7:12:45 AM (No. 1038150)
There was a federal Tea Tasting Commission for 100 years, only recently killed off. There was a special telephone tax imposed after the Spanish-American 'war' of 1898, to pay for the cost of the Spanish-American 'war.' The tax was only recently killed off. Under the Budget Act of 1974, if there is no new budget approved, all budgets are advanced by 6 per cent. Such automatic money should be called Bee Gees money. Staying alive, staying alive, staying alive...)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Laotzu 1/14/2022 8:07:54 AM (No. 1038197)
Wonder how many Biden Dollars this cost the manufacturers. Government doesn't do anything because its the right thing to do.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: sanspeur 1/14/2022 9:58:49 AM (No. 1038310)
bid’n probably thinks this is a french oil pipeline . Therefore must be canceled
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2022 11:43:06 AM (No. 1038445)
We'd be safer if FDA was just closed down.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/14/2022 11:47:29 AM (No. 1038457)
While you clowns are at it, get rid of the Ketchup Tasters and 99% of Govt. regulators (Crooks)!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Faithfully 1/14/2022 7:19:00 PM (No. 1038879)
Now for Thousand Island dressing.
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