FDA issues warning to bakery for listing 'Love' as ingredient

According to Bloomberg, the bakery sells it goods in about 120 stores, mostly in MA and New Hampshire.

"I really like that we list "love" in the granola", he said in a telephone interview with the publication.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter on September 22 calling out Concord, MA-based Nashoba Brook Bakery LLC for its use of "love" in labels for its Nashoba Granola products.

"Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient "Love, '" the warning letter reads".

'People ask us what makes it so good.

The co-owner of a MA bakery that the government has told to remove "love" from its list of granola ingredients says he doesn't understand why the company is being asking to make the change after almost two decades. It is nice that an artisan bakery can say love is in the granola and it helps to put smiles on the face of people. For one, more than a few of us are highly allergic to love - with possible side effects including everything from short-term psychological trauma to irreversible bad decisions such as having children.

Late last month, the FDA cited Massachusetts' Nashoba Brook Bakery for several health code violations including failure to prevent the spread of microorganisms and improper sanitization of baking tools.

Co-owner John Gates of Nashoba Brook Bakery of Concord. Its products are sold in markets, sandwich shops, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes across New England.

Witt said it's up to the government to say whether "love" should come off the label. He says love has been listed on the label from the beginning.

Witt says he's not happy about removing "love" but will comply with the FDA.

Vanessa Coleman