This is not just culture that is lost in translation; it's really plain ignorance on the State Health Department's part. They've been blindly applying archaic regulations across the board without bothering to really learn and understand that different foods require different storing and handling. And I mean really different foods. After all, this is California. This State has one of the highest concentrations of immigrants and (thankfully) has a rich diversity of foods. You just can't apply the same temperature rule to a hamburger versus rice noodles or mooncake. Wake up Health Dept and do your homework!
I'm rooting for the noodle manufacturers and we better win this one because I'm not buying cold, brittle rice noodles for my noodle soups.