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December 20, 2006 8:44pm CST
FDA banned bean in restaurant's dessert --- A dessert containing tiny amounts of a substance regarded as dangerous by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is served in a New York eatery, a report says. Tonka beans from South America have a vanilla-almond flavor, and are used at Varietal restaurant, the New York Post said Wednesday. They also are on the FDA's list of "Substances Prohibited From Use in Human Food" because they contain coumarin, a chemical that can cause liver damage when consumed in large quantities, the Post said. Food containing any coumarin is considered adulterated, according to the FDA. At Varietal, the beans are part of a dessert of wolfberries, lime sabayon, broken macaroons and the Indonesian sauce ketjap manis. Terra Spice Co., Walkerton, Ind., sells the beans to the restaurant. The retailer's general manager said that although coumarin is "banned for commercial use, the amounts chefs use on dessert is harmless." http://www.politicalgateway.com/news/read/54141 ------Because this product is contolled in the comercial industry setting should it be banned or is the governemnt right is stepping in and protecting us from harm and banning it???
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
Gee that is a bit of a worry, I wonder what it tastes like.