Ganache Recipe Tested At Lab?

Business By tennilley Updated 8 Sep 2013 , 8:29am by MBalaska

tennilley Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 5:37pm
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Hi fellow cakers! So I'm in California and I just got a call from the EPA and was informed that ganache is not an approved item, even though a few months ago I was told it was fine.. ugh.. Anyway.. I was told that If someone in another county has had their recipe tested an approved that I could use that and still continue to offer ganache.. 

Texas has a list of approved items that were tested on their website.. I think it would be cool if we could do something like this as well. Pool all of our testings together. 

 

http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/Resources/Recipes.aspx

 

Just a thought.. Thanks in advance :) 

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IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 5:55pm
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AI agree! I asked my health department a bunch of questions a few weeks ago, and he said he didn't know any answers! So I sent him a list of questions & still haven't heard back. It would be nice to have a list of approved items.

jason_kraft Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 6:04pm
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AAnything that fits your state's definition of "non potentially hazardous" based on pH and water activity level should be allowed. I would contact your county health dept (not sure why the EPA would be calling you?) and check if they would allow your ganache recipe if you have it tested at an accredited lab and it comes back as NPH.

For example, here is a lab that specializes in food safety testing: http://www.food-safetynet.com/index.html

ReneeFLL Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 3:08am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by tennilley 
 

Hi fellow cakers! So I'm in California and I just got a call from the EPA and was informed that ganache is not an approved item, even though a few months ago I was told it was fine.. ugh.. Anyway.. I was told that If someone in another county has had their recipe tested an approved that I could use that and still continue to offer ganache.. 

Texas has a list of approved items that were tested on their website.. I think it would be cool if we could do something like this as well. Pool all of our testings together. 

 

http://www.texascottagefoodlaw.com/Resources/Recipes.aspx

 

Just a thought.. Thanks in advance :) 

 

The EPA is a federal agency and deals with environmental issues. I agree with Jason, that I don't understand why they would be contacting you about food regs which are under the state of CA. Do you have a contact number for them that verifies they are actually the EPA? Maybe someone is messing with you? I am curious if it really is them and why they are involved in the cfl.

tennilley Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 3:46am
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AI'm a dummy it's the EMD not EPA. Sorry it was a stressful day. Lol

ReneeFLL Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 6:54am
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AWhat is the EMD?

tennilley Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 8:06am
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AThe environmental Management Department. It's the division of the health department here in Sacramento that handles the cottage food law.

MBalaska Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 8:29am
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tennilly:  beautiful avatar, gorgeous cakes!!  (consider moving to a different state, someplace where chocolate & cream are considered food and not a prohibited government regulated toxic chemical, how Orwellian.)

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