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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to a bakery for misrepresenting an item on its list of ingredients. 

The FDA typically issues these warnings when a potential allergen is left off of a label or an ingredient is left off of the list, but in this case, an ingredient was listed which the FDA couldn't quite define. 

A letter sent from the FDA to the Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord, Massachusets takes issue with the listed ingredient 'Love' in its Nashoba Granola and Whole Wheat Bread. 

"Your Nashoba Granola and Whole Wheat Bread (wholesale and retail) products are misbranded within the meaning," of a section of the FDA's ingredient guidelines. 

The section states listed ingredients must "bear a complete list of all the ingredients by common or usual name." 

Apparently 'Love' is not a consumable, by the FDA's standards. 

"Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient 'Love.' Ingredients required to be declared on the label or labeling of food must be listed by their common or usual name," the letter states, continuing, "'Love' is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient."

The response from the FDA is understandable, but some say we could all use a little love in our diet.