When It Comes To Food, “Generally Recognized As Safe” May Not Mean What It Sounds Like

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Here in the U.S., we have food safety regulations — a lot of them. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for making sure foods (and a bunch of other stuff) adhere to some basic health and safety rules to reduce the likelihood these products will hit store shelves and make a million people sick. So far, so good… but there’s a major food safety system that the FDA uses that, it turns out, is neither standard nor safe — despite its name.

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Photos: WalMart Won’t Sell Sinful Mardi Gras Ribbon

Photos: WalMart Won’t Sell Sinful Mardi Gras Ribbon

We earlier reported that a Missouri Wal-Mart might be refusing to stock ribbons useable for Mardi Gras decorations. Jon asserts that when he tried to buy purple ribbon, he was told Mardi Gras was immoral, un-Christian, caused rape, and he was escorted from the store by Wal-Mart employees.

UPDATE: Wal-Mart’s ‘Sinful’ Purple Ribbon, a Hoax?

UPDATE: Wal-Mart’s ‘Sinful’ Purple Ribbon, a Hoax?

As we reported earlier, a Missouri Wal-Mart was accused of refusing to sell purple ribbon, stating it could be used for immoral Mardis Gras celebrations.