February 16, 2016

NO SUCH THING AS QUALITY:

The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood : Some brands promising 100 percent purity contained no Parmesan at all. (Lydia Mulvany, February 16, 2016, Bloomberg)

Acting on a tip, agents of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration paid a surprise visit to a cheese factory in rural Pennsylvania on a cold November day in 2012.

They found what they were looking for: evidence that Castle Cheese Inc. was doctoring its 100 percent real parmesan with cut-rate substitutes and such fillers as wood pulp and distributing it to some of the country's biggest grocery chains.

Posted by at February 16, 2016 5:54 PM

  

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