I recently asked a question about food preservation methods that are not refrigeration. I was duped to a question about food safety regulations, and provided mod commentary that questions about food safety on this site are identical to questions about government food safety regulations.
Is it on-topic to ask about the science and traditions of food preservation, outside of the concept of government regulation? Viz. in an anthropological sense, existing and historic cultures around the world preserve food unrefrigerated in myriad ways that the FDA would never under any circumstance approve for a commercial product. Also, although the FDA's regulations are based in science, they are not identical to the breadth of scientific knowledge in a field.
Are questions about food-safety identical to questions about government regulation on Seasoned Advice, or are questions about the broader context on-topic?