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Old 01.09.2015, 12:35
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Re: Please, what is the name of this pastry?

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Hirschy does not ship to Canada and the USA.
Shipping food commercially to the US is not easy. AFIAK it needs FDA's approval.

FDA inspection in Swiss Chocolate and Cheese factories in 2012 (In German):
http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unterne...ach-gegenrecht
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/sto...riken-12768007
What pisses me -- an American -- off about the American government's foreign food factory inspections is that while foreign factories are required to meet capricious standards, lest they be cut off from the huge American market, domestic food plants are not held to the same standards. Well, technically they are, but on American soil, the sanctions the government can take are incredibly ineffective.

So the end result is bullsh!t like not being able to import wonderful European dry hams (prosciutto, Schwarzwälderschinken, jamon iberico, etc) because their factories -- while seemingly adequate as to not poison all of Europe and Asia -- don't meet USDA standards, while domestic American meatpacking plants that ship out millions of pounds of bacterially contaminated ground beef receive a slap on the wrist, but cannot be shut down with anything even remotely describable as "expediency". (It was only recently that one Spanish jamon iberico producer went through all the red tape to build a USDA-approved plant, finally allowing Americans to taste what I consider to be the finest ham in the world.)

FYI, in USA, regulatory authority over the food supply is divided between the FDA and USDA, depending on what it is and whether it's processed or not, so both can and do conduct inspections domestically and abroad.
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