December 23, 2013

Why Didn’t Feds Do More?

1 USDA Remiss in Telling Public of Food Hazards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service should have been more diligent in notifying the public of possible food hazards, didn’t demand recalls of potentially contaminated chicken and allowed poultry producers to continue shipping tainted meat to stores, says a Pew Charitable Trusts report. Underscoring the lack of oversight were two outbreaks of salmonella from tainted chicken from Foster Farms, the nation’s largest poultry producer, that may have sickened 16,000 people this year. The agency defended itself by saying that changes in poultry oversight are not that simple. "We, the agency, do have to be watchful of overstepping our authority in our interpretation of the law because we can end up in court,” said Dan Englejohn, USDA Office of Field Operations.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Nearly 300 Sickened by Tainted Chicken

Tags: Salmonella, Tainted Chicken, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Servic, Foster Farms, Pew Charitable Trusts, Dan Englejohn

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10 Million Pounds of Wings

2 McDonald's Stuck with Unsold Mighty Wings

McDonald’s has about 10 million pounds of unsold Mighty Wings from a promotion this fall. The bold-tasting Mighty Wings are currently hanging out in freezers waiting for the next promotion. According to Wall Street Journal, sales of the wings were around 20 percent lower than predicted. When Mighty Wings return to the menu, it’s expected that the price may be lower. The wings previously sold for about $1 per wing ($2.99 for three). Ironically, McDonald’s had to charge so much for their wings because they drove up market prices by buying so many wings at once!

More at Wall Street Journal | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: McDonald's Goes Local with Italian Burgers

Tags: McDonald's Mighty Wings, 10 Million Pounds of Unsold Mighty Wings, Janney Capital Markets, McDonald's Promotion Flop

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