posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 08:19 AM
"FDA Bans Cheese - Really" - Very sensationalistic title, and a lie to boot. Designed to persuade people to click it and flag your thread.
They didn't ban cheese, they banned some cheese making processes that could lead to bacteriological contamination of the end product.
I really wish there was a negative star or negative flag option for people who use sensationalist or incorrect titles.
I've never worked in a dairy, so I don't have the benefit of first-hand experience, but I can understand where the FDA's paranoia is coming from.
Cleaning porous surfaces such as wooden boards, is difficult, and incorrectly done, it could lead to a lot of people getting quite seriously ill.
That said, I can also understand the cheesemakers side. A lot of their unique flavours comes from harmless bacteria introduced in the aging process,
of which the porosity of the aging boards play a part.
It is an issue I would be hard pressed to decide on, however, in this case, I must reluctantly side with the FDA, and agree that the porous ageing
boards should be phased out, due to the potential for contaminating a product eaten by thousands of people.