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Breweries across the country are fighting against a proposed federal rule that would make it harder for them to sell leftover grains as animal feed.
     
The Food and Drug Administration rule change would mean brewers would have to meet the same standards as livestock and pet-food manufacturers by imposing new sanitary handling procedures.
     
The Mississippi River Distilling Company this would impact their business too as they don't make any money for sending the grains back to the farmers they would have pay thousands of dollars to do so under this proposed rule.

"It would literally cost us thousands and thousands of dollars number one to outfit our operation to be able to do it right. And number two in what we would be missing out on to pay someone to haul it off," Mississippi River Distilling's Ryan Burchett said. "It's not just a pain in the rear type of situation it's a significant cost scenario."

If the proposal passes, he says the FDA will have a set of rules to help small businesses follow it. What those are have not been announced yet.

 

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