Blog posts tagged 'Mystery Meat':


The grocery store can’t even tell you what *country* their beef & pork is from

March 8th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 979 times • 1 min read

In 2016, industrial beef companies — who control over 80% of the beef market in the United States — successfully lobbied to remove the Country of Origin Labeling requirements from packaging. In plain English, this means that beef and pork sellers in the United States aren’t even required to tell you what country the beef and pork you buy came from. Here's the problem. Everyone selling meat uses stock art photos of small farms and says things...

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

February 19th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 354 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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Help break the cycle of food recalls by knowing the source of your meat

December 9th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 803 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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