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FDA: Love Not a Valid Ingredient

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Oct 5, 2017

The FDA officially came out against love, at least as an ingredient in, as it sent word to a Massachusetts-based granola company that it cannot list "love" as one of the ingredients in their product, according to Bloomberg. The FDA told the company, Nashoba Granola, that "‘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.” When contacted by Bloomberg, the FDA noted that the presence of love as an ingredient was a minor issue, and its main concern was that the product was made in insanitary conditions that could potentially endanger people. 

(incidentally, yes, I too wondered whether there was a difference between "insanitary" and "unsanitary." It turns out that, at least when it comes to the FDA, yes, there is. "Unsanitary" implies the active presence of dirt and filth; "insanitary" simply implies a lack of sanitation, which would presumably lead to unsanitary conditions.)