FDA tells MA bakery to remove 'Love' from its ingredients label

"Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient "Love, '" the warning letter reads".

But he told Bloomberg Business that the company has always loved that they include "love" in its granola product. "Frankly, their food tastes awesome with [love], so let's keep it in".

Scores of brands have used "made with love" or listed "love" as an outright ingredient on food labels, particularly in natural and organic foods, as well as some beauty products.

It said the bigger violations had been sanitary issues.

'People ask what makes it so good.

The co-owner of a MA bakery that the government has told to remove "love" from its list of granola ingredients says he doesn't understand why the company is being asking to make the change after almost two decades.

"The information about "love" as a listed ingredient was included, but is not among the agency's top concerns", the spokesperson said. In a statement emailed to Bloomberg, the agency said it wanted Nashoba to focus on correcting the "serious violations" it found in its inspection of the company's facilities, which are mostly sanitation-related. He says it's tapped into a feeling a lot of Americans have that the government can overreach, adding that it seems silly.

Nashoba Brook isn't giving up on its granola, which is sold in around 120 stores in New England.

Better luck next time, Nashoba Brook.

The response from the FDA is understandable, but some say we could all use a little love in our diet. "Love", has been listed on the label from the beginning, he said. "But in this case, there feels like there needed to be someone who was at the FDA who could look at that and say, 'Is this really something we want to put in a letter to a business?'"

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