mmmm HOT POckets

Posted by: DLC

mmmm HOT POckets - 02/19/14 05:54 PM

RECALLED !!! for containing ADULTERATED Meat !

WTF in their INSANE pea-brained mind would slaughter diseased and otherwise "unsound" animals and put that meat in with another 89,000 lbs of supposedly "good meat" ?? sick

Glad I don't like this crappy fast food.
Now we also know why Johnny doesn't learn well in school... after eating this SLOP !! sick

Posted by: Jim_

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/19/14 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
RECALLED !!! for containing ADULTERATED Meat !
I thought that was the appeal of it. Of course at 3 in the AM that isn't a concern. grin

Don't eat them, maybe had one or two when they first came out 30 years ago? But I was young and more stupid. smirk
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/19/14 07:32 PM



I'm assuming by reading your links, that the case was
similar to others I've read about through the USDA;
Handling cattle called "Downer Cows" that are stressed,
injured, sick, dying, and even dead, that are routinely
prodded, or lifted to their feet using fork lifts, or even
scoop loaders and brought into the slaughter house and
processed for consumption.



..Of course this practice made quite a splash when
Mad Cow Disease became a serious issue worldwide.
Posted by: DLC

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/19/14 07:54 PM

Yes, the Question is why is this allowed? Why do we allow for the slaughter of sick animals? They probably should be killed and culled but their meat should not be put into the general food supply. My God are they that profit hungry?
I can guarantee the cost of one or two Sick cows is a lot less than recalling 89,000 pounds of beef. Stupid if you ask me, & they should be heavily fined. mad

And what makes it worse is that most of this meat went to kids! mad This is the worst possible target you could give this crap to because they are still growing and their metabolisms are all revved up, so any "poisons" will do far more damage and it will be lasting. mad mad mad

Posted by: Jim_

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/19/14 08:02 PM

Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 12:47 AM


The simple answer is
they do it all the time
..this time they got caught
via a vigilant a whistleblower.
and it's a LOT more than "A Couple"

Yes profit

Same Old Same Old:
It COSTS Less to pay a fine*
or take the hit for the recall
rather than clean up the industry.

*or law suit -- IF anyone can PROVE
any illness or death was the DIRECT RESULT
of tainted meat -- given something like MadCow
-- can take YEARS to develop and to be Diagnosed.

Getting away with Murder? Yup... thazwotIsed: PROFIT!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 01:00 AM


I remember some prissy chick on a former forum
making a big deal about some story about a FRIED FLY
found in a BUGGER King burger...

After I stopped larfing

I posted the USDA Guidelines
pertaining to the ACCEPTABLE AMOUNT
of INSECT PARTS per unit in ALL PROCESSED FOODS.

The Fried Fly was obviously a One-Off Restaurant Issue
because the general USDA Guideline states that as long
as said "Insect Part" (or rodent dropping/rodent hair) is
Small Enough not to be "discernible" by the human eye
then it's acceptable for human consumption. sick

bon apitite grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 01:19 AM


4AM... freezing cold in here
I'm headin' back to the beddin'
so I'll just drop ONE QUIK LINK

(in case y'all thought I was kidding)
if you choose to pursue it.. be my guest
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 02:20 AM

For making money companies will do anything.They could care less about the consumer.
Posted by: steveg

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 04:00 AM

There's a reason why "hot pocket" is also a slang term for (how can I state this delicately?) a freshly fouled diaper? eek
Posted by: DLC

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 07:22 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
There's a reason why "hot pocket" is also a slang term for (how can I state this delicately?) a freshly fouled diaper? eek

It's Larry the Cable Guy's fault !! laugh

Well don't know about the recalls being cheap... (the fines are- a joke ) BUT one big recall and you're bankrupt... besides the lost product and its cost.. you get dozens or 100s of lawsuits !! Legal bills will kill you !!

I know several small processors went belly up due to recalls of Listeria contamination... and then there's the E. coli which kills kids and Srs... recalls can be deadly for a company ! Big ones will recover and hike costs IF they can... for small ones - it's the end of the road baby !!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 03:20 PM


If they're supplying meat to that many schools
they aren't exactly a Mom & Pop outfit.

...but from reading the links
the recall wasn't done because people had gotten sick..
..the recall was due to getting caught "abusing cows".
Using "Downer Cows" is not an uncommon practice. There
are too many cows that can't walk to the slaughter chute
for one reason or another... even having gotten a
leg broken during transport... however what they
neglected to do was have the cows medically certified
by a veterinarian as fit for human consumption...
an important and necessary detail.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 03:36 PM


btw
I almost bought a bunch of Hot Pockets recently.
In the middle of the move I keep mentioning
I went shopping for heat n' eat dinner items
and HotPockets were ridiculously cheap...
...glad to say, even I wouldn't eat that slop. sick
Posted by: DLC

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 05:26 PM

LOL I remember that !! BTW they shot HUD near Claude, TX.. I was in the 8th grade then and they were asking for extras... adults... so I couldn't apply !! Our Speech teacher told us about it !

Damm shame ... I'd have looked good in a cow suit !! laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/20/14 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
LOL I remember that !! BTW they shot HUD near Claude, TX.. I was in the 8th grade then and they were asking for extras... adults... so I couldn't apply !! Our Speech teacher told us about it !

Damm shame ... I'd have looked good in a cow suit !! laugh



Posted by: MrB

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/21/14 12:11 AM

I recall a couple of calves we had that had been injured either at birth or later, but went ahead and been fed out. As I recall, we held them back and kept them longer to fatten them up then we butchered them our selves. The meat was fine.
One of those calves was born during a snow storm and had his foot frozen before we found him. We bundled him up and brought him into our enclosed porch to warm up. He still was crippled but his life was saved,. Well for a while.

Some animals are injured during transport but are deemed fine for slaughter . Others , I'm sure, may be sick and that is where the problem lies.

Having an animal not sold constitutes a substantial loss so decisions must be made on each animal

Dave
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/21/14 02:05 AM

When we get older our smarts start to kick in and we get more experienced also by not doing dumb things like years ago.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: mmmm HOT POckets - 02/21/14 07:08 AM

Originally Posted By: musicalmarv7
When we get older our smarts start to kick in and we get more experienced also by not doing dumb things like years ago.


LOL For a relatively short amount of time..
..before we revert to being child-like again.
(toothless, drooling, wearing diapers, and
letting others make our decisions for us.)