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.

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.

Source: Rutland Herald

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