Thursday, May 3, 2012
Thursday Thoughts - the FDA, GRAS and Meat Glue
by piyato via freedigitalphotos.net
Fine folks of the FDA,
I've got a few things I need to say
Well, to be precise, they notified you
and you accepted their research as true
and enough to see what it would do
if you allowed Transglutaminase
to work it's magical ways
on processed meats and seafood
without really telling us. (How rude.)
I'm sure it would have been rough to write
a press release that sounded just right...
"We generally accept it as safe for you to eat
pieces of glued together scrap-mignon meat."
... but hearing the truth would've been neat.
I've worked in restaurants and catering
doing the "serve people for tips" thing,
but have never, ever heard anything
about this way to make meat scraps cling.
Your food safety tactics there seem quite crazy.
Or perhaps it's that you're understaffed and/or lazy?
I feel like the FDA's purpose is hazy.
Aren't we the ones who you should protect?
This notification process you use seems derelict,
like the ones thoroughly checked are random picked
or chosen due to a food scare or outbreak,
saying that's a risk they can take
with this weird thing that they make.
I suppose I should be thanking you for helping wreck beef.
The issue now is avoiding strange GRAS listed food,
the thought of which brings out my super sour mood.
I've heard of, "The more you spend, the more you save!"
It's the motto that makes luxury bargain shoppers cave.
I hope yours isn't, "This looks fun to try out for a while."
Is that really the mark of your signature style?
Please ponder what the heck you've allowed in our food piles.
of Rhyme Me a Smile