Health and safety madness!

Recently came across some recipes using spent grains in bread and raving about the results.  So, contacted a local brewery to ask if I could collect a small quantity of their spent grains only to be told it could not be used in food because of health and safety regulations! Given that the grains have been in contact with the water/beer which will ultimately be drunk, this is another example of the idiocy of food regulations. I am not a home brewer so can anyone tell me how to make my own ‘spent’ grains?  Is it just soaking wheat, barley or other grains?

If you do have a source, here is a recipe: http://lifehacker.com/5975474/spent-grain-bread-is-a-great-way-to-use-homebrewing-leftovers

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