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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Boar's Head...Now with a Virus?

Just when you thought deli meat couldn't get less appetizing, along comes Uncle Sam with an ingenious way to supposedly kill possible traces of bacteria in deli meat...the worst part is, "Consumers will not be aware which meat and poultry products have been treated with the spray, Mr. Andrew Zajac (of the Office of Food Additive Safety) said. The Department of Agriculture will regulate the actual use of the product."

Wait a minute...they're not going to tell us which ready-to-eat-meat and poultry products -- including the ever-popular, hot dogs, ham and turkey -- have been sprayed with this additive/virus? We're talking about a "cocktail that contains 6 different anti-bacterial viruses"...this ruling is the first approval of viruses as a food additive...is anyone else appalled by this? Now, who's the mad cow? This is killing me...

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2 Comments:

Blogger RC said...

that's bizarre...i can't believe they can do that, especially with out marking the packaging.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

5:10 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Hi RC,
It really stinks, but that's what's really happening as of right now. Ridiculous that info like Trans Fat, Calories, etc needs to be on the package, but spraying a virus on doesn't need to be identified...Do you think Big Biz (the pharmaceutical company) is in somebody's pocket?
Good to hear from you, RC.
/g

5:49 PM  

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