Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Another reason to reign in out of control government regularity agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration.

All things considered, other than unnecessarily costing businesses lots of money. Potentially adding material to land dumps, and just being stupid on the face of it.

What we have here is where long standing practices, which by all accounts are working well be altered to solve a problem which does not exist.

New FDA Regulation Could Cripple Ranchers, Beer Brewers

A proposed new regulation by the Food and Drug Administration aims to protect both
livestock and consumers, but critics say it would hurt ranchers and beer brewers without increasing safety.
The proposed rule, which is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, would tighten regulations on pet food and animal feed "by requiring animal food facilities to take preventive steps to ensure that food for animals is safe," according to the FDA.
The controversy surrounds the rule's effect on the longtime practice of beer brewers giving their spent grain, the malted barley left over after the beer brewing process, to neighboring ranchers and dairy farmers. The practice serves two purposes: to help the brewers get rid of millions of tons of leftover product, and to provide a free, nutritious food source for animals at local farms.
Under the new regulation, the practice would be outlawed, unless breweries go through expensive and time-consuming measures to ensure the grain is up to regulation.