What a year! A lot of water has gone under the regulatory bridge- from the Carbendazim issue with Brazilian OJ to the “pink slime” media fiasco to FSMA and Chinese imports. Here are our top 10 most popular blog posts from 2012 (most popular first). Thanks to everyone for sharing, tweeting, liking and reading our content!
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Have you heard the term “pink slime” recently? Chances are you’ve seen it mentioned on TV or Facebook or maybe in discussions with friends. But here’s a question: How much were you talking about pink slime a year ago? Most likely you had never heard the term “pink slime” a year ago and chances are that you won’t be talking about it a year from now. This current food safety trend (which isn’t even a food safety story as no one has been harmed by eating it) has exploded in recent weeks. This is due to the …
Not since 3rd grade art class have the words “pink slime” been heard so often in everyday conversation. In mere weeks, thanks in no small part to TV food star Jamie Oliver, it seems like moms, lobbyists, educators, writers and bloggers are all up in arms over “pink slime” and it’s pervasive use in processed ground beef found in –gasp- nearly every grocery store in America. With that being said, here are 11 facts about pink slime, meat and America in no particular order.
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36 million pounds of ground turkey.
That’s a ton of meat, 18,000 tons of meat to be precise. That’s the weight of 120 million brand-new iphones (without the box). So if almost everyone in Japan bought an iphone-4 today and then put them all on a scale, that’s how much the recalled turkey meat would weigh.
Confused yet? Good.
An importer or manufacturer goes through this same kind of mental trauma every second of every day during a recall or …