Cherry LIE: Ex-Trump Official Can’t Even Tell the Truth About Deregulating Frozen Cherry Pies

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Former Trump FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb boasted about deregulating frozen cherry pies in a tweet that was chock full of more lies than a cherry pie has cherries… for now.

If you’re like me, you probably had no idea that frozen cherry pie is subjected to detailed FDA standards until today. The actual regulations are comically arcane, but for our purposes, the important parts are that a frozen cherry pie must contain at least 25 percent cherries by weight, and “Not more than 15 percent by count of the cherries in the pie are blemished with scab, hail injury, discoloration, scar tissue, or other abnormality.”

Whether those regulations are a
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