Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to Massachusetts-based bakery against listing "love" as an ingredient. The bakery, Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord, MA, was told that their Nashoba Granola label, which the company claims is made with love, can not actually list "love" on the package.
'Ingredients required to be declared on the label or labeling of food must be listed by their common or usual name.
"People ask us what makes it so good", Nashoba CEO John Gates told Bloomberg News.
"I really like that we list "love" in the granola", Gates told Bloomberg.
A MA bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package.
Less silly is the fact that the FDA also busted Nashoba's chops for preparing and packaging their product "under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth, or whereby they may have been rendered injurious to heath".
Apparently, it doesn't matter how much of your soul you put into making something, you aren't allowed to list "Love" as one of the ingredients.
Besides citing the bakery for mislabeling in their ingredients, the FDA noted numerous other code violations in their letter, including a single, unspecified one-inch-long "crawling insect" in the pastry area.
The bakery, which sells goods in about 120 stores through MA and New Hampshire, was also cited with other infractions regarding food safety and mislabeled ingredients.
"The information about "love" as a listed ingredient was included, but is not among the agency's top concerns", the spokesperson said.
'The agency expects the company to correct the serious violations found on FDA's inspection, ' the agency said.