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Beer brewers push back against proposed FDA rule restricting use of old grains
Fox ^ | 4/1/14

Posted on 04/01/2014 5:06:39 AM PDT by workerbee

Edited on 04/01/2014 5:20:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Beer brewers are objecting to a proposed federal rule that would make it harder for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed instead of throwing them away.

The Food and Drug Administration rule change would mean brewers would have to meet the same standards as livestock and pet-food manufacturers, imposing new sanitary handling procedures, record keeping and other food safety processes on brewers.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barley; beer; brewers; brewing; fda; grains; zymurgy

1 posted on 04/01/2014 5:06:39 AM PDT by workerbee
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To: workerbee

The only outstanding need for these new regulations is the FDA’s outstanding need to regulate.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: workerbee

Increased meat prices, just what we need.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: workerbee

I know a pig farmer that gets rotten soup from Campbell’s Soup. His pigs are inedible. Pure fat. It’s a wonder they live the six months.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 5:19:54 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: workerbee

What we really need is legislation prohibiting animals from eating anything on the ground.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: workerbee

Does filling a silo with corn silage require sanitary handling procedures? Baling and storing hay? How about pasture grasses? Grains?


6 posted on 04/01/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: Graybeard58

Not just increased meat prices, increase in food prices overall.

The millions of tons of grain they are getting now will have to be replaced from somewhere, and that is from the grain supply.

More demand for the grain=higher prices.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 5:25:13 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: workerbee

That rancher had best keep quiet. He may wake up one night to the sound of an FDA SWAT Team raiding his home. Not only will they kill his dogs; they’ll shoot his cattle too!


8 posted on 04/01/2014 5:28:37 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Graybeard58

Higher prices are probably why they are doing this.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 5:28:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: workerbee

Don’t know how this meshes with the by products of the ethanol industry, but all that corn mash goes straight to the mouths of hungry and tasty animals. It is very good for them and the environment as well to be able to use it twice.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 5:30:06 AM PDT by wita
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To: cork
Why yes, of course! Everything has to be regulated to a fare-thee-well in order to provide those good government jobs for otherwise unemployable drones. You know, sociology majors and such carrying > $100K student loans. Chow for paragraph eater.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

11 posted on 04/01/2014 5:31:30 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: Born to Conserve
"His pigs are inedible."

Why raise inedible pigs? Or is it a case of them being inedible because he's a bad pig farmer?

12 posted on 04/01/2014 5:32:12 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: workerbee

beer brewers? What about ethanol plants’ DDGs?
The Purina plant we’ve hauled into is EXTREMELY sterile. I cannot imagine duplicating the process elsewhere.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:41 AM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: Graybeard58; All
Increased meat prices are really what this proposed regulation is designed to produce, regardless of the environmental and economic damage it does by killing a really great recycling program that saves a lot of money for brewers and ranchers while keeping brewery waste out of landfills. Remember, the EPA is on a jihad (deliberate insult to the Mahdi and "his" fake "religion")to eliminate cow farts. Since it's in the basic nature of cattle and all other animals with mostly vegetarian diets to produce methane, belch, and fart, the only way to deal with the "problem" is to reduce the number of cattle and increase the price of meat. Naturally, that also is a good because it punishes Americans for being American, a primary goal of all the Mahdi's efforts.
14 posted on 04/01/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: workerbee

Agent Foonman, get down to the Johnston Farm and turn in a complete report on what the pigs are eating today...


15 posted on 04/01/2014 6:26:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: libstripper

I immediately thought they’re working hand in hand with the EPA on this one.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:13 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: wita

Same thing


17 posted on 04/01/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT by MCF
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To: driftdiver
Higher prices are probably why they are doing this.

Also to protect the distributors and mega-breweries by increasing costs imposed on micro-breweries and craft breweries -- one of the most successful segments of small businesses right now.

18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:57:37 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Exactly correct. Crony Government at its finest. The EPA/FDA is merely making a ruling favorable to the Big Donors, and it just so happens that it is also in keeping with their ridiculous ideas of environmentalism, etc.

There is no sense, thought or consideration. Only the rules. Obey.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:06:18 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: BrewingFrog
and it just so happens that it is also in keeping with their ridiculous ideas of environmentalism

But it isn't even in keeping with their ideas of environmentalism. If breweries do not want to go to the expense of all the drying and sterilizing of the spent grains, their only choice is to just dump them -- throw them away where they end up in landfills. This policy/regulation incentivizes small businesses to dump into landfills rather than recycle into a food product.

20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:17 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: workerbee

You can thank the new Food Safety ACt for this carpola. Which by the way a lot of RINO’s including our two voted for. Just another big govt power grab.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 9:00:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BrewingFrog

It would be interesting to see how much and who Big Beer gives to .

I bet Open Secrets has it somewhere.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 9:10:17 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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