March 28th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The California Homemade Food Act, a bill that was proposed last year, is up for vote by the California State Assembly’s health committee on April 10. If approved, the bill would make California the 33rd state to allow the sale of certain homemade food items without the costs of permits or the rental of professional kitchens imposed on the purveyors. The bill would also encourage locally produced food, while keeping money circulating within local communities.
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March 27th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Beef Products Inc, manufacturer of the controversial ammonium hydroxide drenched beef filler by-product, nicknamed ‘pink slime’, has announced that at least temporarily, it is shutting down 75 percent of its production.
Read More:Controversial ‘Pink Slime’ Production Oozes to a Halt
March 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After news spread that the USDA was planning on feeding 7 million pounds of the controversial meat product nicknamed “pink slime,” the department announced that school districts participating in the government’s school lunch program could refuse the ammonium hydroxide treated meat and request “filler-free” options instead.
Read More:Suspended! USDA Gives Outraged Schools a ‘Pink Slime’ Meat Alternative
March 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Reacting to criticism over the use of beef scraps—including tissue and other parts of cows usually designated for pet food—nicknamed ‘pink slime’ by plucky British chef and healthy food advocate, Jamie Oliver, beef industry producers say the attacks and name-calling are unwarranted, and moreover, the product is not a health risk.
Read More:Controversy Over ‘Pink Slime’ Sizzling: 70 Percent of Ground Beef Is Slimed
March 8th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In a suspect move coming on the heels of major efforts to improve the quality of food fed to the nation’s children, the USDA has made arrangements to purchase some 7 million pounds of the controversial “pink slime” meat for use in the national school lunch program, reports The Daily.
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January 1st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Reducing food waste is a critical responsibility not to be dismissed by any individual or industry, but concerns over ammonia-treated low-quality beef otherwise used as dog food and winding up in burger meat is sounding major alarms for food activists and concerned consumers. Credit Jamie Oliver, the host of “The Food Revolution” for speaking out [...]
Read More:Where’s the Dog Food? In Your Hamburger