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Jan 12, 2019 - 11:31:49 AM
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Jan 12, 2019 - 12:17:37 PM
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Mooooo

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It makes you wonder if certain companies will send questionable foods here because they have a better chance of making it through. My guess would be yes they would.

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:24:19 PM

67560 posts since 5/9/2007

A couple of years ago they offered me a Hepatitis B shot at TOGUS and said it helped defend against food born illnesses.So I got one.

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:39:19 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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Reminds me of that old song that has the words: "don't drink the water and don't breathe the air. " Much ado about nothing, at least at this point. I sincerely doubt companies are going to start sending out tainted food just because a few people are not on the job at this time.

I don't intend to change my food shopping/eating/cooking habits one bit right now.

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:01:54 PM

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States do some of their own food inspection as well. For whatever reason the New Mexico Department of Agriculture does inspections on eggs, milk, and peanuts but not on the most produce or meat. I'm sure some of the split in duties between the states and the FDA is for historical reason and it wouldn't surprise me if each state was idiosyncratic in what they inspect.  There isn't really a reason why they should inspect peanuts but not pecans, except that peanuts are possibly susceptible to alpha toxin and worms in a way that orchard pecans are not.

Edited by - prooftheory on 01/12/2019 13:03:38

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:05:22 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Reminds me of that old song that has the words: "don't drink the water and don't breathe the air. " Much ado about nothing, at least at this point. I sincerely doubt companies are going to start sending out tainted food just because a few people are not on the job at this time.

I don't intend to change my food shopping/eating/cooking habits one bit right now.


I'm sure this is true for now, but what if this does drag on for months?  How long will it take before people start to cut corners?

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:21:39 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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I don't want to get into politics, so let's be very careful what we say. I sincerely doubt that companies will start acting badly because once we're back on track, they don't want to get in trouble for cutting corners.

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:23:31 PM

pickin_fool

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2355 posts since 6/30/2017

"Ground beef should be avoided since it uses the meat of many different animals. "

NOT!!..if the package says ground beef then thats what it is...smh

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:59:48 PM
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bubbalouie

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11722 posts since 9/27/2007

I'm worried for you folks down there.

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:04:24 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by pickin_fool

"Ground beef should be avoided since it uses the meat of many different animals. "

NOT!!..if the package says ground beef then thats what it is...smh


I suspect the article meant that the meat could come from many different steers thus increasing the chances of food borne diseases.

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:05:49 PM
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mander

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2633 posts since 10/7/2007

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Originally posted by bubbalouie

I'm worried for you folks down there.


You should be. We will all be headed north soon. You'll have your own immigrants to worry about. :-)

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:10:27 PM
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Owen

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2873 posts since 6/5/2011

A decade+ ago, when we were working on fly-in reserves in northern MB, some years an entrepreneur from the south [no, no, not that far... just southern MB] would do the winter road circuit selling meats, produce, homemade pizzas, etc.   He did this with the blessing of the chief and council, and was able to undercut the Northern Store prices. 

We didn't buy much from him, but once we got a 50 lb. bag of potatoes.  Alas we found out we had to trim off about a third... but it was still a little cheaper than the N.S. We ate 'em... cooked and tasted okay, but on reflection both my wife and I wondered if he had gotten a "real deal" on them as they might have been seed potatoes that might have been treated [not well enough] with insecticides/fungicides/whatever.... hence the 1/3 waste... additionally the plain burlap sacks ??? 

Anyhow, since then neither of us has been bothered by internal parasites.  wink

Edited by - Owen on 01/12/2019 15:18:54

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:42:45 PM

figmo59

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Ground beef is not what you think.......







It's floor scraps.......

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:44:10 PM
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figmo59

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Scuze me...

Fergot the...Winky... ;0)

Jan 12, 2019 - 6:19:08 PM
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I herd a saying one time "if you like sausage, dont go where they make sausage"! Thats probably true for a lot of foods!

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:03:36 PM

pickin_fool

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2355 posts since 6/30/2017

i dont know where you pple get your ground beef from...surely not a reputable butcher..they dont use  "floor scraps"...typically ground beef is either brisket, chuck, or short ribs

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:01:21 PM

bubbalouie

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Jan 12, 2019 - 8:16:08 PM

Owen

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2873 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by pickin_fool

i dont know where you pple get your ground beef from...surely not a reputable butcher..they dont use  "floor scraps"...typically ground beef is either brisket, chuck, or short ribs


back when we were farming, one of our neighbours, with a family of 4 boys, used to buy a dairy steer or cull heifer/cow and get the whole carcass made into ground beef.  The mom explained that having it ground up meant that at least it was somewhat "chewed" before the boys swallowed it.   With 3 girls and a boy in our family we were able to modify that approach a little... we used to save a few of the better cuts and grind up the rest.

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:22:35 PM
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pickin_fool

Canada

2355 posts since 6/30/2017

 


I herd a saying one time "if you like sausage, dont go where they make sausage"! Thats probably true for a lot of foods!

I helped out a buddy in his deli a while back...the place was operating room clean,,,floors and equipment was washed thoroughly at the end of the day...and between batches of different sausages...
the only off-putting thing is the amount of fat that goes into sausages...up to 35% fat content...otherwise it was just ground up meat...one sorta off-putting thing too was when the meat was mixed into a "slurry" for making weiners...and no...weiners are not made from floor sweepings

 

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

dmiller

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23430 posts since 7/22/2007

quote:
Originally posted by GREZMONKI

I herd a saying one time "if you like sausage, dont go where they make sausage"! Thats probably true for a lot of foods!


That reminds me of a Guy Clark saying (I think it was him), who while introducing his next song he said:

"Those of you who love Law and sausage - - - should never watch either being made."

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