Thursday, January 21, 2010
Government & Mozz
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The U.S. government buys dairy products, including mozzarella, for food programs.
Specifications for mozzarella are at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/dmoz1.pdf
Also above is the page with critical information. Milk Protein Concentrates (MPC) are widely used in making mozzarella. Most are imported. So, who is watching the store?
Looking at the winners above, it would appear, the government has bought some mozzarella with a very short shelf life.
School lunch programs are an area which should have more scrutiny.