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Ridiculous, but true: The FDA is telling us that it can ban raw butter in interstate commerce under its power to regulate communicable disease.
Why is this ban silly?
– Raw butter has the safest record of any dairy product and has not been proven to cause any food borne illness.
– The law doesn’t allow the FDA to take this action.