U.S. bakery ordered to remove "love" from list of ingredients

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-06 11:05:28|Editor: Zhou Xin
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NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. bakery has been ordered by the government to remove "love" from its list of ingredients, local media reported Thursday.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord, Massachusetts, that "love" should be removed as an ingredient listed on the label of its granola packaging.

According to federal regulations, ingredients should be listed by their common or usual name, but "love" is not that, the FDA said in a letter.

Meanwhile, the FDA said the bakery had several other violations such as a failure to clean its facility properly.

Stuart Witt, a co-owner of the bakery, said the company has been open for nearly 20 years and "love" has been listed as an ingredient on the label since the beginning.

He said he doesn't understand why the company has to make the change as "love is a big part of what we do," according to a Washington Post report.

The company is not happy about the FDA order but will comply with it, he added.