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Honeyville Foods and the USDA
2/3/11

Posted on 02/03/2011 3:00:39 PM PST by Kartographer

I got this e-mail today from Honeyville Farms:
As many of you know we have been out of stock on our #10 cans of Powdered Whole Eggs and Egg Whites for about 3 months. This has been as a result of working with the USDA on plant and label approval with new stricter requirements with respect to eggs. We've endured numerous delays and setbacks throughout the process. About a week ago we had received approval to begin Production. We did so and even had product on UPS trailers ready to be picked up. We got a call from the USDA stating that they had put us through the wrong process and we would have to start over again. We had to pull all of the outbound orders and go back into a holding pattern. At this point we are moving through the process but have no idea when we'll be back in business with the canned eggs. It is a frustrating situation with one of our best sellers and we apologize for the delay. Just as soon as we have product ready to ship we will send out an email to all of our great Honeyville Customers. We appreciate your patience.

Luckily I am presently stocked up on powder eggs and egg whites so this isn't effecting me, but its a good example of how tedious and broken our Federal bureaucracy is become.


TOPICS: Food; Government
KEYWORDS: eggs; foodsupply; honeyvillefarms; powderedeggs; redtape; usda

1 posted on 02/03/2011 3:00:41 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

USDA incompetence or harrassment of some sort?


2 posted on 02/03/2011 3:11:36 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kartographer

I just got the same email and posted it five minutes after you did (I’m a newbie and a bit slow at posting...). I was wondering at the liklihood that the USDA is hindering the process for Honeyville on purpose? Thoughts? Or, am I’m clearly going nuts, here? :-)


3 posted on 02/03/2011 3:12:41 PM PST by MNGal
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To: Kartographer

I hate the govt!!!


4 posted on 02/03/2011 3:14:41 PM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Kartographer

“lets pass a law, and then decide how to implement it”. gee, this is becoming a trend.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 3:17:07 PM PST by stompk
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To: Kartographer

How many former service men here on FR have eaten powdered eggs that were not blessed with current USDA oversight?


6 posted on 02/03/2011 3:19:59 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Kartographer
"...- when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing ... you may know that your society is doomed." -- Ayn Rand
7 posted on 02/03/2011 3:20:28 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Kartographer
A couple more times of "putting them through the wrong process" and they ought to be bankrupt.

Mission accomplished.

8 posted on 02/03/2011 3:20:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: ViLaLuz

Known by many as a “bureaucratic SNAFU”. These will be the same people sitting on the Democrats/Obamacare Death Panels.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 3:25:01 PM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: Kartographer
I bet a bit of lobbying money from Honeyville’s big industrial competitors into the “right hands” could really increase the regulatory oversight on poor Honeyville.

This is one of the many ways our government is becoming a fascist collusion of governmental and corporate interests.

The power to regulate and tax is the power to destroy.

Onerous regulation (often written by, or hand in hand alongside legislators) is a tool that large corporations use to drown out any likely competition from small corporations.

10 posted on 02/03/2011 3:29:57 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Kartographer

This isn’t just bureaucratic incompetence — it is part of the ongoing string of deliberate government attacks on the food supply for the citizen population, much like the Russians fabricated a famine to starve the Ukrainians.


11 posted on 02/03/2011 3:29:57 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn
This isn’t just bureaucratic incompetence — it is part of the ongoing string of deliberate government attacks on the food supply for the citizen population, much like the Russians fabricated a famine to starve the Ukrainians.

You think the US Government is trying to starve the American people?

12 posted on 02/03/2011 3:42:35 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: ViLaLuz

My friend is going through the same certification crap....with his organic fish farm s$$t fertilizer.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 4:09:04 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: Doe Eyes
You think the US Government is trying to starve the American people?

See Hope Valley, for one.

See Wolf re-Introduction, for another; etc., etc.

There's a long list of "see also" items, but you either already are paying attention, or you never will.

14 posted on 02/03/2011 4:20:07 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn
See Wolf re-Introduction, for another; etc., etc.

So you think the purpose of wolf re-introduction is to starve the American people?

15 posted on 02/03/2011 4:33:49 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Kartographer

IMHO - It’s the same step the socialists have taken in every other industry - bring down the competition.

Regulate, bankrupt, repeat for each private sector.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 4:33:53 PM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Doe Eyes
So you think the purpose of wolf re-introduction is to starve the American people?

It's not just what I think.

There was a UN document on Sustainable Development posted on or linked to from FR about twelve years ago that stated the multiple purposes of creating the Bio-diversity areas across the USA.

One of the purposes was to diminish the wildlife food sources for people living in the rural areas; and simultaneously, to "encourage" those people to move into the more controllable "human" habitats, i.e. the cities.

Of course, you probably wouldn't put any stock in what those commie UN people put in their documents back then. They probably were just joking, weren't they?

17 posted on 02/03/2011 5:16:43 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: ViLaLuz

They are incompetent, but their goal is harrassment


18 posted on 02/03/2011 5:20:07 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Yep, they get a bit of “power” and it goes to their heads.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 5:33:40 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kartographer

Wow.

I am glad I got my order in October.

Maybe people can make a point of ordering from them to help them out over a tuff spot, brought to you by your friendly fascist state government.


20 posted on 02/03/2011 5:42:54 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Kartographer

I purchase from Honeyville, too. I’d hate to see them go under because of some bureaucrat’s “mistakes.”


21 posted on 02/03/2011 5:43:11 PM PST by FourPeas
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To: Kartographer

I have some questions:

Honeyville specializes in powdered eggs? Food for storage?

What do you use powdered eggs for?


22 posted on 02/03/2011 8:43:13 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: FourPeas
I purchase from Honeyville, too. I’d hate to see them go under because of some bureaucrat’s “mistakes.”

Ditto.
23 posted on 02/03/2011 8:53:41 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: Auntie Mame
What do you use powdered eggs for?

Almost anything you use regular eggs for. Here is a link for using powdered eggs from you food storage. Hope that helps.
24 posted on 02/03/2011 9:03:41 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: Auntie Mame

Mainly I bake with them. The powdered egg whites I make omlets and scambled eggs for my wife.


25 posted on 02/03/2011 9:26:33 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: PA Engineer

Thanks for that link. I think I’m going to get some.

From that link I wound up watching a video of a sun oven. That is really something!


26 posted on 02/03/2011 10:51:03 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Kartographer

bttt...

There are other reports out today about delays from other suppliers. I’ve not had a problem with these folks before, and I do have a couple of cases of powdered eggs in my larder (along with six laying hens in the coop...) and I thought we ought to see if Honeyville has had any luck with USDA yet...

I haven’t seen an e-mail notice from them in some time....


27 posted on 04/06/2011 5:48:52 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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