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Old 09-05-2015, 06:49 PM
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I dunno, USDA is outta control sometimes. Why can't we , as consumers buy raw milk? Why do they send in storm troopers to raid dairies? Now they are hassling a start up that can produce mayo from plant based material and not use eggs. WTF?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...reek-just-mayo
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Well, one problem is that if there's no egg in it, it's not mayonnaise. It's something else. Not misleading consumers based on the name is kinda important, IMO.
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Well, one problem is that if there's no egg in it, it's not mayonnaise. It's something else. Not misleading consumers based on the name is kinda important, IMO.
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Well, one problem is that if there's no egg in it, it's not mayonnaise. It's something else. Not misleading consumers based on the name is kinda important, IMO.
Ever read what the definition of a meat product requires for true meat content? Around 36% of the claimed "meat"

Or the definition of "fresh"

How's that for truth in labeling? Big food controls these guys.

Read the ingredients and you'd see there are no eggs. The label is correct.
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Well, one problem is that if there's no egg in it, it's not mayonnaise. It's something else. Not misleading consumers based on the name is kinda important, IMO.

Seems trivial. There is no ham in hamburger either.
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Seems trivial. There is no ham in hamburger either.
You'll never see anything in a meat case called hamburger. It's ground beef (or ground sirloin, or ground chuck, etc). You can call it hamburger if you like, but the store can't.

And the "ham" in hamburger has nothing to do with the smoked pork product. The name is derived from a dish first popularized in Hamburg, Germany in the 1800s.

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You'll never see anything in a meat case called hamburger. It's ground beef (or ground sirloin, or ground chuck, etc). You can call it hamburger if you like, but the store can't.

And the "ham" in hamburger has nothing to do with the smoked pork product. The name is derived from a dish first popularized in Hamburg, Germany in the 1800s.
Is there a pork board? Maybe they should complain and start legal action over the improper use of the word ham to promote a beef product.

Seriously, why is there a government appointed "American Egg Board" anyway?
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OP, The fact that you got a few replies from people here that sided with the Gov. pretty much explains it.

People are easy to lead, and industry controls government.

It's the same reason for most lobbyists.
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