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Former Employee of 'Big Cheese' Wrote FDA Letter that Put NY Cheese Maker Out of Work
CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Barbara Boland

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

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: cheese; fda

1 posted on 06/14/2014 10:37:36 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Must have read this book.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 10:39:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

There was at one point a large mfia link to the cheese industry through the Bonnano syndicate. Wouldn’t be surprised.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 10:47:09 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Rusty0604
The equivalent of being SWATed by industry insiders who have infiltrated the government bureaucracy. It must be nice to be able to literally destroy your business competition using the full might of the federal government.
4 posted on 06/14/2014 10:50:58 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Rusty0604
another gnawing, cheese eating RAT at the FDA, i'm shocked... not
5 posted on 06/14/2014 10:52:09 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: factoryrat

Look how much damage the EPA can do.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 11:00:49 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I saw this company being highlighted on TV!Without them,there wouldn’t be ANY New York PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/14/2014 11:03:22 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Rusty0604

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...


8 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:01 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rusty0604

Is it possible to JAIL corrupt bureaucrats??


9 posted on 06/14/2014 11:09:41 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: GraceG
The government is a legalized mafia that you have to pay extortion through the K-Street lobbyists to keep your business open...

"If you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken."

10 posted on 06/14/2014 11:09:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

Most American businesses are now “Too small to succeed.”, because they can afford to pay the protection money required.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Rusty0604

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.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 11:58:42 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Rusty0604

Blessed are the cheesemakers.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 12:27:59 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: SampleMan

"I don't want a lot, just enough to wet my beak."

14 posted on 06/14/2014 12:32:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

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.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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To: christx30
Monica Metz Mozzarella?

Something wrong there. Limburger, I could believe a little easier. Smelly, too.

16 posted on 06/14/2014 12:42:49 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: Bill W was a conservative

A lot of businesses lobby State gov’t to require education and other licensing requirements, sometimes for simple professions, just to keep away competition.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: bandleader

“Without them,there wouldn’t be ANY New York PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

No one would miss them.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Rusty0604

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.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 1:16:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Rusty0604

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.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:05:37 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: Rusty0604

I personally predicted that it was a case of big cheese corporation using its political connections to hurt small cheese makers.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:19:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Bill W was a conservative
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.

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."


22 posted on 06/14/2014 2:21:06 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Islamic law upholds that children born to a Muslim father are automatically Muslim)
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To: an amused spectator

A belated thanks for your thoughtful reply. We are on the same page.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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