20 January 2006
Personally, I blame Charming Billy
Cherry pies are the only frozen fruit pies that must meet quality standards set by the Food and Drug Administration. Other fruit pies including apples, blueberries and peaches are exempt.
The FDA created the rule more than 30 years ago. At least 25% of the pie by weight must contain cherries, and no more than 15% of the cherries can be blemished. No one recalls why cherries were singled out. "We likely issued the one standard because we were petitioned to," FDA spokesman Michael Herndon says.
Perhaps they anticipated, even feared, that everybody must get stones?Posted at 4:15 PM to Dyssynergy