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Recent beef recalls reinforce​ the importance of food transparency & traceability

February 19th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 462 times • 1 min read

Imagine that last summer, one of the popular soft drink makers encountered a production issue that caused people all over the country who consumed their products to become sick. You wouldn't expect Consumer Reports to say something like, 'based on our investigation, we recommend that you throw away any soft drinks of any brand that you may have purchased last summer.' But that's almost exactly what happened last December, when Consumer Reports...

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Why I no longer pay attention to labels like “organic”

February 5th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,293 times • 3 min read

It may shock some people, but I no longer pay attention to labels on meat products. For years, I’ve traveled the country meeting with chefs and farmers in search of the world’s best craft meat, and over and over I hear that labels and certifications aren't meaningful or helpful, and can be abused to misrepresent the truth. The “organic” label is a good example. Thanks to the rising popularity of “grass-fed, grass-finished” and “organic” beef,...

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Why all meat delivery services aren’t created equal — here’s how we do it​

January 20th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,461 times • 3 min read

These days, you’ll find a few choices of online meat sellers, but only one that provides quality, variety and 100% direct access to the individual farms that raised the meat. Crowd Cow is a true, scaled alternative to the commodity meat regime that supplies everyone else ― and we do things better. Here’s how: The Highest Quality & Greatest Selection We've scoured the country for years, selecting only the very best independent and...

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Help break the cycle of food recalls by knowing the source of your meat

December 9th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 901 times • 1 min read

Meat recalls have become as routine as trips to the grocery store. Since November, the U.S. is averaging a recall every two days and there are still 50 active cases. What is more concerning than a recall’s frequency is the scope. The latest JBS raw beef salmonella recall spanned across more than 30 states and recent recalls have impacted big names like Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods. Consumers understand that foodborne illness can happen, but...

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