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FDA ends regulation of French dressing after 72 years

The Food and Drug Administration said it will stop regulating French dressing after keeping a tight rein on its key ingredients since 1950.

The US agency announced on Wednesday that it would lift guidelines that required manufacturers to sell a product with 35% vegetable oil if it wanted to market it as “French dressing.”

French dressing also had been required to contain vinegar or lemon or lime juice. Other ingredients like salt, tomato paste, and spices were permitted, but not required.

The move was made in response to a 1998 petition that was filed by the Association of Dressings and Sauces. It is unclear why the FDA waited until recently to address the group’s petition.

Judging by American tastes, the decision on French dressing probably won’t have much effect on sales. In 2017, a survey by the ADS found that ranch dressing was the most preferred condiment. The second-most popular dressing was Italian.

Rules governing the marketing of foods, including milk and cottage cheese, were put in place decades ago by the federal government to ensure quality.

The FDA says it’s rethinking its oversight as part of its Nutrition Innovation Strategy, which was enacted in 2018 to “take a fresh look at what can be done to reduce preventable death and disease related to poor nutrition,” according to its website.

The FDA also regulates other foods including mayonnaise and vanilla extract. The FDA defines mayo as constituting no less than 65% vegetable oil by weight. Vanilla extract could only be sold if it contained at least 35% ethyl alcohol by volume.

During the Trump administration, officials at the FDA proposed revoking guidelines governing the classification of frozen cherry pies.

The rules for frozen cherry pies, which have been around for decades, say they must be 25% cherries by weight with no more than 15% of the cherries being blemished.

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Kraft won't like this. A small company (Mullins) near us has been making French dressing for over 50 years. A few years ago they came out with a lite version and Kraft sued them because it had something in it that was not allowed in lite French dressing. I haven't bought anything made by Kraft since.
 

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They have also relaxed prosecution of crimes committed by some in order to reduce crime. I am not sure that is how that works.
 

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They have also relaxed prosecution of crimes committed by some in order to reduce crime. I am not sure that is how that works.
I agree. Criminals are now emboldened knowing they can commit felonies without consequence at great cost and harm to the public.
I have more to add but my dogs won't stop barking and it sounds like one of my kids is driving my motorcycle down the road.
 

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Well, now illegals can stream across the border, go to the local grocery store, and steal cases of French dressing with God-knows-what in it.

What a country!
 
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