VegNews Daily

Failed Meat Safety Program Will Be Used in the US

A pilot inspection system that increases productivity has failed to protect US consumers from tainted meat, but will still be implemented throughout the country.

An experimental food safety assurance program that reduces the number of government inspectors and increases production speed in meat processing plants will now be implemented nationwide. While the program may bolster profit margins for food companies, its use should be disconcerting to US consumers. According to Mercy For Animals, of the five hog farms that utilized the efficiency program during its pilot phase, three were on the list of the top 10 worst health and safety offenders in the nation. When the program was used in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, tainted meat went unnoticed during the crucial inspection phase, and in one case, 8.8 million pounds of e. coli-contaminated beef from Canada had to be recalled, 2.2 million pounds of which had made already it into the US.

 Comments

May Event: Plant-Based Pop-Up Restaurant in NYC

At the beginning of May, Young’s catering service is hosting an exquisite three-course, three-day pop-up event, with cocktails included.
Read More »

Veg Black Men Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Thousands of black men were surveyed about their dietary proclivities, and those who were vegetarian or vegan were found to be less likely to develop cardiovascular illnesses.
Read More »

Boca Raton, Florida Goes Vegetarian on Mondays

The sunny city’s elderly population will benefit from its new Meatless Monday program.
Read More »

Colbert Calls Out Candidate for Cockfight Speech

The Colbert Report host noted the inhumanity of cockfighting and factory farming on an April 7 episode of his show.
Read More »

New York Times: Faux-Meat Market Is On The Rise

Investors and ethical youngsters are making vegetarian alternatives food of the future.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »