February 18, 2013

Horse Ravioli Anyone?

1 Unauthorized Horsemeat in Nestle Products

Nestle has found traces of horse DNA in products that contain "beef" from German supplier H.J. Schypke. They are suspending deliveries of all such products. The presence of this unauthorized horse meat has spurred recalls of some Nestle products labeled as containing beef. CNN reports that the recall includes Buitoni Beef Ravioli and Buitoni Beef Tortellini in Italy in Spain, as well as a lasagna product offered to French caterers. The horse meat scandal in Europe began when Irish investigators discovered horse and pig DNA in beef products last month.

More at CNN | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Horsemeat Was Disguised in European Meals

Tags: Horsemeat Burger, Horsemeat Hidden European Frozen Meals, Nestle Recalls, H.J. Schypke, Buitoni Beef Ravioli, Buitoni Beef Tortellini

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Acting the Jolly Fat Person Part

2 Al Roker Teased Because of Fat Albert

Al Roker was teased in high school for his similarities to Bill Cosby's Fat Albert character, he reveals in an interview with NPR. In his new book, Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight-Loss Battle for Good, Roker shares the indignities he suffered as an obese teen. Roker tells NPR that he deflected the Fat Albert jokes by acting as the "jolly fat person." Roker also shares that he received advice from Willard Scott on how to navigate a media career as a large person. Roker once weighed 340 pounds. NPR reports that 10 years after undergoing bariatric surgery, Roker weighs 200 pounds. He sticks to a rigid diet, and enjoys fun activities that were impossible before, such as zip-lining.

More at NPR | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Underestimating Organic Food Calories

Tags: Bariatric Surgery Effects, Fat Albert Jokes, High School Bullying, Al Roker Teased High School, Winning the Weight Loss Battle for Good

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