Despite a recall back in April of 55,000 pounds of Jennie-O turkey meat, the USDA and CDC had yet to name the source of the current outbreak. And really, it's no wonder about the confusion - The recall was for products packaged on Nov. 23, 2010... Just days before the sacrificed one's were due for worship on holy "Turkey Day".
The recall has since been expanded to 36 million pounds (16300 metric tons).
I'm not a mathematician but one turkey weighs about 28.2 pounds.
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This is incomprehensible cost in bird lives. :(
It's tragic in all ways... To human life and safety. The waste of grain, fuel, water... And the damage to the environment.
It's hard not to see flesh for the destructive curse that it is.
But here's a happier story: Tofurky has just announced the opening of a new plant and is nicely on target for market expansion. Turtle Island Foods: Revolutionary Thinking
And this new facility includes: solar power to heat its water; capture heat from the refrigeration system that can be used as heating source; and employ high-efficiency processing equipment as its pursues LEED Platinum certification.
Check it out!
Please use compassion and good sense when you gobble...