February 8, 2013 |
The horse meat scandal in Europe continues to spread as investigators find more tainted beef products and consumers are roiling with shock and disgust. Food safety authorities there say beef lasagna products that contained more than 60% horse meat have been recalled from stores in Britain, the Associated Press reports. Sweden also has recalled packaged lasagna suspected to contain horse meat. The lasagna was tested as part of a continuing investigation into mislabeled meat. Last month the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it had discovered horse and pig DNA in burgers sold to stores and restaurants -- including Britain's largest supermarket chain Tesco and fast food giant Burger King -- in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
January 29, 2013 |
Horse meat has been discovered in some hamburgers in Spain, weeks after equine DNA was found mixed into beef sold in Britain and Ireland. Tests by Spain's Organization of Consumers Unions, found that out of 20 samples of fresh, packaged burgers in supermarkets, two contained horse meat. The affected samples were sold by Spanish grocery chains Ahorramas and Eroski, according to the group, which said the results aren't a sign of a food-safety issue, but "consumer deception.
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January 28, 2013 |
Residents in Pacific Palisades were deeply critical when cuts to the Los Angeles Fire Department were proposed nearly four years ago. At a forum for mayoral hopefuls there on Sunday, community members arrived with a question: What would the candidates do to beef up emergency operations and bring down response times? Front-runners Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti each portrayed themselves as fighters for the beleaguered department, which has been under scrutiny since fire officials admitted they'd released misleading performance data for years.
January 28, 2013 |
Japan is loosening regulations on beef imports from the U.S. that had been in place for about a decade due to worries over mad cow disease. Once the biggest buyer of U.S. beef, Japan has agreed to allow imports of cows up to 30 months old, according to the Associated Press. Previously only meat from cows up to 20 months of age were allowed into the country. Lighter restrictions will be a boon for American meat exporters who had lost market share after Japan laid down safeguards following an outbreak of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, in 2003.
January 26, 2013 |
One of the most popular baseball sideshows is the presidents mascots race during Nationals games in Washington, and their lineup just got a lot beefier with William Howard Taft joining the ranks of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and George Washington. That's because Taft was the largest, by mass, of any U.S. leader, tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds, the only president to do so. The race among 12-foot mascots had been best known for two things: Roosevelt never winning and random acts of sabotage as the racers clumsily circle the field during a break in the fourth inning.
January 25, 2013 |
U.S. beef and pork exports are on a pace to set records for value, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. With only December left to be recorded, U.S. beef exports in 2012 through November, while down 11% in volume, were still 2% above 2011 in value. Beef exports totaled $5.05 billion. The punishing Midwest drought last year affected the livestock industry, which saw feed costs skyrocket. "Volume has been an issue for beef exports all year," Philip Seng, president of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, said in a statement.
January 25, 2013 |
When you're looking for a dinner idea with a little more substance but still want to put food on the table fast, you can't go wrong with hash. It's one-pan comfort food -- simple and no fuss. For this recipe, take that leftover roast beef in the fridge and cook it up with some cubed potatoes, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno for a little heat. You can find the recipe below. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery here . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
January 24, 2013 |
Burger King is cutting ties with a supplier under investigation for selling beef products potentially tainted with horse meat. The chain said it would no longer use products from ABP Food Group's Irish subsidiary, Silvercrest, to supply its locations in Britain and Ireland. This past weekend, the fast food giant replaced all Silvercrest meat with deliveries from another supplier as a “voluntary and precautionary measure,” it said. Burger King, which is based in Miami, said it launched an independent and ongoing probe upon learning that Irish regulators had discovered equine DNA in meat from Silvercrest's facilities.
January 16, 2013 |
The Ducks finished 19th in goals-against average in the NHL last season, with grit and experience lacking. That's why the team invested $21 million over three years in veteran defensemen Sheldon Souray, 36, and Bryan Allen, 32. "They just wanted to be more heavy in their own end, a little more sandpaper, a little more harder to play against," said Souray, who is 6 feet 4. Allen is 6-5. "What Bryan Allen and I bring is not only size … we...
December 18, 2012 |
The ban on beef from Brazil's Parana state is spreading. Saudi Arabia , Egypt and South Korea join China , South Africa and Japan in not buying beef from the region after Brazil revealed the discovery of a cow with proteins that cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease. Brazil's agriculture ministry reported this month that the cow died two years ago but said the animal did not die of the disease, according to a Reuters report. Animals classified as having "atypical BSE," such as in this case, may or may not develop full-blown BSE disease.