Skip to comments.Former Employee of 'Big Cheese' Wrote FDA Letter that Put NY Cheese Maker Out of Work
Posted on 06/14/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT by Rusty0604
CNSNews.com has confirmed that Monica Metz, the FDA employee who wrote the letter that said "the use of wooden shelves... for cheese ripening does not conform to cGMP requirements," previously worked for Leprino Foods, the largest mozzarella producer in the world.
In other words, Metz, a former employee of "big cheese," used her position at the FDA to write a letter that would have obliterated the artisanal cheese making industry (or "small cheese.")
The FDA put at least one New York cheese maker out of business for "a 'repeat violation' involving aging cheese on wood," but the Agency now says that this is not the FDA's "official policy."
The FDA says that Metz's letter "was not an official policy statement" and "was provided as background information."
The FDA is also saying that Metz's letter was "an analysis of related scientific publications" even though in her letter Metz presented truncated studies which actually conclude the opposite of what she claimed.
Is the FDA really not aware of the science on this issue?
Here's where the plot thickens.
It seems that Monica Metz, before working for the FDA, worked for Leprino Foods, the largest producer of mozzarella cheese in the world.
None of Leprino Foods cheeses are aged on wood, Kim DeVigil, Director of Communications at Leprino Foods, confirmed for CNSNews.com
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There was at one point a large mfia link to the cheese industry through the Bonnano syndicate. Wouldn’t be surprised.
Look how much damage the EPA can do.
I saw this company being highlighted on TV!Without them,there wouldn’t be ANY New York PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The government is a legalized mafia that you have to pay extortion through the K-Street lobbyists to keep your business open...
It literally is...
Is it possible to JAIL corrupt bureaucrats??
"If you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken."
Most American businesses are now “Too small to succeed.”, because they can afford to pay the protection money required.
Sen Warren is right. The system is rigged. But it’s government who does the rigging. And only big businesses, with lobbyists, attorneys and cash (er campaign donations) can play the game.
Blessed are the cheesemakers.
"I don't want a lot, just enough to wet my beak."
Long ago and far away I closed down a small head hunting practice in Connecticut over licensing requirements I could not meet that were designed by the large entrenched players to be difficult to meet by small executive search companies. I’ve moved on, but I hope Small Cheese figures out a way to sue the living bejeesus out of Big Cheese and Uncle Sam.
Something wrong there. Limburger, I could believe a little easier. Smelly, too.
A lot of businesses lobby State gov’t to require education and other licensing requirements, sometimes for simple professions, just to keep away competition.
“Without them,there wouldnt be ANY New York PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
No one would miss them.
Big government always and everywhere benefits the powerful and wealthy. In thousands of small ways, like eliminating small cheese-makers or other small companies through over-regulation, or in big ways, like nationalization of interest rates and money-printing to benefit Wall Street.
Foolish leftists either can’t understand it, or hypocritically lie about this fact.
Complete and utter Fascism.
If we stand still for this sort of stuff, we deserve what we get.
The government is completely out of control.
I personally predicted that it was a case of big cheese corporation using its political connections to hurt small cheese makers.
Your experience is the very definition of Fascism.
An inherent aspect of fascist economies was economic dirigisme, meaning an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence, and effectively controls production and allocation of resources. In general, apart from the nationalizations of some industries, fascist economies were based on private property and private initiative, but these were contingent upon service to the state.
Fascism operated from a Social Darwinist view of human relations. The aim was to promote superior individuals and weed out the weak. In terms of economic practice, this meant promoting the interests of successful businessmen while destroying trade unions and other organizations of the working class. Fascist governments encouraged the pursuit of private profit and offered many benefits to large businesses, but they demanded in return that all economic activity should serve the national interest. Historian Gaetano Salvemini argued in 1936 that fascism makes taxpayers responsible to private enterprise, because "the State pays for the blunders of private enterprise... Profit is private and individual. Loss is public and social."
A belated thanks for your thoughtful reply. We are on the same page.