Skip to comments.Potential FDA Move on Recycling Grain Could Spike Beer Prices
Posted on 04/04/2014 5:38:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Beer-makers in Colorado are upset about a proposal to keep them from recycling their used grain, and it could affect how much you pay for a beer this summer.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to stop beer brewers from selling their leftover grain to ranches so it can be used as food for cattle.
Its not a requirement yet, but beer-makers make money off their used grain and say the new regulation would force them to dump millions of tons of it instead of recycling.
The grains are used barley, wheat and other grains that are steeped in hot water. The FDA is trying to make sure beer-makers meet the same standards as livestock and pet food manufactuers.
The overhaul also involves new sanitary handling procedures. The government says doing this will cut down on the spread of bacteria that can make animals and people sick.
Heavy hitters from the beer industry have been included in hearings. They want the government to reconsider.
Recycling the grain brings in money for beer-makers. Using that grain helps ranchers because feed prices are three times higher than recycled grain. The cost could be passed on, though its not expected to be a huge increase.
this will angriate my peeps
I am peerless so I am not overly concerned...
Can’t the government keep their godamn noses out of ANYTHING?
Leave us the hell alone already!!!!
Darn peers from that college fraternity need to stay off my lawn Saturday nights.
So much for the happy cows.
Where is the evidence? Where is the need? Who or what have gotten sick?
Is this ANOTHER government solution to problem that doesn’t exist?????
The FDA, another branch of the government busybodies, trying to tell you what you should do. Can we please tell the Marxists and the Moderate Democrats to get out of people lives? November, let’s tell them that we can do without them. We were fine for 210 years...
The title change is FReeping HILARIOUS!!!
Cows nationwide have been eating mash forever. The farm I worked on some 35 years ago was feeding mash to dairy cows way back then.
So brew your own beer and do whatever you want with the leftover grain. I toss it in my compost bin. Another advantage to home brewing is you don’t have to pay beer taxes.
Not with these bunch of Marxists...
Even the steep water has feed value, and is used in animal production.
Of course, neither the 'recycled' grain or the steep water is included when calculating the exorbitant costs of making ethanol.
Because it is so important to make a big case against ethanol, it is permissible, even admirable, to lie by omission.
Case against ethonol? The case makes itself.
Ever heard of distiller’s grains?
Communists do love starving them Kulaks...
Only half of my objection to the size of FedGov is the massive waste of money on things that don’t need to be done. The other half is the massive interference in personal matters and in business matters that are none of the government’s business in any case. The idea of wasting perfectly good feed to make some bureaucrat happy and give a civil service climber one more “accomplishment” to list for his annual performance review disgusts me. Why not give every government agency a choice - they can review all regulations/laws they are responsible for and decide which 50% will not be repealed at the end of this year. We’d still have too many rules, but it would be a step in the right direction.
They’re gonna go too far and one day we will fight side by side with our bovine revolutionaries.
The case you've heard that 'make themselves' leave out, among other things, distillers grains, which is a big item.
However, as I've asserted, it is so important to continue the case against ethanol that to even point that out is heretical on my part.