Baltimore has a lot of problems — crime, poverty, drugs, ugly statues — but here’s one I think we can all get together on for some serious citizen activism: the FDA might ban Berger cookies. And we simply cannot allow that to happen.
The problem is that the FDA is considering banning all trans fats. And, on its surface, that’s a great thing. Trans fats are frankly not good for you; banning them may prevent as many as 7,000 deaths each year, the FDA claims. But removing the trans fats from Berger cookies has proved to be trickier than expected. “We’ve tried [removing trans fats] and trust me, it is nasty. It doesn’t taste right,” Berger owner/president Charles DeBeaufre, Jr., told the Capital News Service. “The texture’s not there. It’s an entirely different product.”
DeBeaufre said that if the ban goes into effect, he’ll apply to the FDA for an exemption. But if it’s not granted, DeBeaufre fears that Berger will go out of business. So start buying up those cookies now, Baltimoreans.
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