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FDA bans Gesho, Tej

Criscfer

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Parker, Co
I was just contacted by the TTB to surrender my formula for Tej, as they have been told that Gesho cannot be used in alcohol production. They do not reference any statute, or ruling by the FDA. They simply were told by email. This is frustrating me, as I do not have a chance to understand the problems, or to try to work to mitigate a solution. Effectively it just kills my product Time Traveler Tej.

Any insight that anyone may have would be appreciated. I would love to hear from other meadery's who are being affected by this change as well.
 

Squatchy

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Nov 3, 2014
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I was just contacted by the TTB to surrender my formula for Tej, as they have been told that Gesho cannot be used in alcohol production. They do not reference any statute, or ruling by the FDA. They simply were told by email. This is frustrating me, as I do not have a chance to understand the problems, or to try to work to mitigate a solution. Effectively it just kills my product Time Traveler Tej.

Any insight that anyone may have would be appreciated. I would love to hear from other meadery's who are being affected by this change as well.
Wow. wonder whats up with that. Are you in Parker still?
 

Criscfer

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Parker, Co
Yes, we are still in Parker. Since you are local, you can probably appreciate the 50K+ Ethiopian population. I would assume this will effect all imported Tej, as well as domestic made. It will be a big deal to those that do not indulge in grape and malted barley beverages.
 

Squatchy

Lifetime GotMead Patron
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Nov 3, 2014
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Yes, we are still in Parker. Since you are local, you can probably appreciate the 50K+ Ethiopian population. I would assume this will effect all imported Tej, as well as domestic made. It will be a big deal to those that do not indulge in grape and malted barley beverages.
Well. I'm not sure too many people even know what Te'j is let alone be a consistent drinker of it. To my knowledge, you can't even buy any in CO. Are you a pro and open for business? I have never heard of one opening up over near there. And I have friends who own three here in CO.
We get together every month for a mead makers meeting. ANd then some of us get together during the month as well. If your interested in coming I can add you to a private FB group when we stay connected. Many of us are certified judges and most of us win medals in the competitions quite a bit as well. You are going to the Mazer Cup aren't you?
 

Criscfer

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Aug 1, 2016
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Parker, Co
I sell commercially, but do not operate a tasting room. ColoradoHoneyWines.com
I am not planning on attending Mazer this year, but may attend the AMMA conference. Let me know and I may meet up with your group at some time.
 

Squatchy

Lifetime GotMead Patron
Lifetime GotMead Patron
Nov 3, 2014
5,204
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Denver
I sell commercially, but do not operate a tasting room. ColoradoHoneyWines.com
I am not planning on attending Mazer this year, but may attend the AMMA conference. Let me know and I may meet up with your group at some time.
PM me with your FB name so I can invite you into the group. Also. If you do attend the AMMA look me up. I'll be there all week.