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Finally, french fries earning the respect they deserve:

Based on a little-noticed change to obscure federal rules, the USDA now defines frozen French fries as “fresh vegetables.”

The Frozen Potato Products Institute appealed to the USDA in 2000 to change its definition of fresh produce under PACA to include batter-coated, frozen French fries, arguing that rolling potato slices in a starch coating, frying them and freezing them is the equivalent of waxing a cucumber or sweetening a strawberry.

Very amusing.

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