Kerrygold Butter Shortage (For All You Keto Dieters)

This issue was telegraphed by PJ-MEDIA in 2015:

New research from the University of Southern Denmark and the children’s health project Odense Child Cohort has shown that everyday chemicals can significantly increase the risk of spontaneous miscarriage. Researchers studied 392 pregnant woman including 56 who experienced a miscarriage. They found that those who miscarried had higher levels of endocrine-disrupting polyflourinated alcylated substances (PFAS) than those who carried their babies to term.

PFAS are found in numerous everyday products including pizza boxes, furniture and rain and sports clothing. The study looked particularly at the women’s exposure to perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA). According to Claus Jørgensen from the consumer advocacy group Forbrugerrådet Tænk Kemi, the chemicals found in food packaging are particularly dangerous.

“It is packaging we use for food that is treated with fluorinated substances because it needs to be resistant to water and grease – for example, wax paper, pizza boxes and popcorn bags. It is particularly here that these fluorinated substances can get into the food and in that way expose us to them. The problem is that they build up in the body and never really leave again,” Jørgensen told Fyens Stiftstidende.

VICE has a more recent article on the matter. I am not here saying this is untrue… forever chemicals may be bad for us. I will say however that the people concerned about these miscarriages could care less about the covid “vaccines” evidences of the same.

So, why the lack of good butter? There was a new law enacted in California and New York that bans these chemicals that are considered “forever chemicals.” Here is an article that discusses the law:

New laws in California will clamp down on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging, goods marked as compostable, and products for babies and toddlers.

PFAS, dubbed “forever chemicals,” are synthetic molecules that don’t break down in the environment. Exposure to some types of PFAS is linked to cancer, developmental problems, hormone disruption, and interference with vaccine effectiveness.

One of California’s new laws, AB 1200, bans the use of PFAS in paper, paperboard, and other plant-based food packaging as of Jan. 1, 2023. It also requires manufacturers of such packaging to use “the least toxic alternative” when replacing PFAS. California joins Connecticut, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington in prohibiting PFAS in food packaging.

AB 1200 also forbids manufacturers of cookware to label their products as free of any particular toxic chemical if the pots or pans contain any substance in the same class of compounds as the toxic chemical. This outlaws a practice by some cookware makers of labeling products as free of toxic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) although the pans are coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, an essentially inert PFAS……..

IRISH CENTRAL bring it home for us:

Kerrygold butter will be returning in New York and California after changes were made to its packaging in light of new regulations in the states.

A Kerrygold spokesperson told IrishCentral on January 20: “We have made changes to some of our packaging due to new regulatory requirements in the states of New York and California.

“We are pleased to confirm products will return to shelves from next week onwards.

The spokesperson said that Kerrygold temporarily stopped supply in time to ensure that no impacted product would be on shelves by the time the new state regulations in New York and California came into effect.

New food packaging regulations that came into effect in New York on December 31, 2022, and in California on January 1, 2023.

As per the New York regulations, “no person shall distribute, sell, or offer for sale in this state food packaging containing PFAS substances as intentionally added chemicals on or after December 31, 2022.”

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured since at least the 1940s and are used in many products to provide stain resistance, water and oil repellency, and other properties.

PFAS do not occur naturally, and some PFAS have been found to persist in the environment for long periods of time…………

And INDEPENDENT adds to the story we already know:

Irish dairy group Ornua has stopped Kerrygold butter from reaching supermarket shelves in two US states due to non-compliant packaging.

New York and California introduced restrictions three weeks ago on the use of certain chemicals in packaging.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has linked the chemicals to harmful health effects in humans and animals.

There are no food safety concerns with Kerrygold, a spokesperson said, and it refers to a technical issue with the packaging…….

SO, until Kerrygold comes back, what is a good stand in? And, you may even like it better — however, the price of Kerrygold is unmatched at Trader Joes. But this butter pictured is at most supermarkets. That being said, all the “Kerrygolder’s” are buying them as soon as they appear on the shelves: (Link in pic)