Source: Rutland Herald
Recently however, the company, the largest maple syrup wholesaler in the nation, had to shutter the tour as a result of “food-defense” concerns that have sprouted since terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., nearly nine years ago...
But post-9/11 guidelines developed by the Department of Homeland Security and Food and Drug Administration have shaped the voluntary food-safety standards that companies like Maple Grove must meet in order to sell their wares to major retailers.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Maple Grove Farms Forced to Stop Popular Syrup Factory Tour Over Food-Defense & Terrorist Concerns
I am utterly speechless. So now a person can't go see a maple syrup tour? What's next? A beer factory tour? A farm? A port? This is just another example of a clueless government in my opinion.