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Panera petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to update its 40-year-old definition of the word “egg” to exclude most of the processed egg products that have become popular with fast-food chains and food-service.

Questions:
1. How long has the egg product rule been on the books of the FDA?
2. Do you agree with Panera?
3. Were you aware of this the last time you ate at a fast-food restaurant?
4. What does McDonalds use in its products?
5. What do Panera’s competitors argue?
6. What does the article say about the FDA and change?

Source:
Dewey, Caitlin (2018) Panera is calling for a federal crackdown on the eggs in its competitors’ breakfast sandwiches. Washington Post, Jan. 25 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/25/panera-is-calling-for-a-federal-crackdown-on-the-eggs-in-its-competitors-breakfast-sandwiches/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_wonkblog-panera-11am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.e5a6a2cfff1a)

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