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Indiana Farm First To Publicly Confirm Second Outbreak Of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

Don’t think you care about the porcine epidemic diarrhea hitting farms around the country. Consider your bacon: If you like eating pork, it’ll be a lot harder to buy it if pigs keep dying from the virus. And now that one farm has come out to confirm that it’s been hit a second time when many believed an initial sweep would immunize pigs, it seems that pork might get a bit pricier. [More]

The Rising Cost Of Breakfast: You’ll Need To Bring Home More Bacon To Buy Your Bacon

The Rising Cost Of Breakfast: You’ll Need To Bring Home More Bacon To Buy Your Bacon

Hold onto your hot cakes and don’t spill a drop of that orange juice — breakfast prices are rising, making it a lot costlier to bring home the bacon. As in, the actual bacon, not money bacon. Though you will be spending more money bacon to eat real bacon. Now I’m suffering from bacon confusion and probably need to eat some bacon. [More]

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Won’t Make You Sick, Might Make Pork More Expensive

“Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea” sounds incredibly unpleasant. The disease first showed up in the United States last year, and thanks to the cold weather nationwide has showed up in 27 states. What is it, and should humans be worried? Not unless you own any hogs or you have a tight budget for meat for the next year or two. [More]

These May Be The Finest Spare Ribs In All The Land

These May Be The Finest Spare Ribs In All The Land

We aren’t experts on meat or anything, but we’re surprised to see what is obviously a very, very fine gourmet product just sitting around in some random Price-Rite store. Reader Rachel spotted this sign while shopping. At almost $2 million per pound according to the unit pricing, these spare ribs must have come from a very famous and delicious pig. We’re guessing that talking one that is (was?) the GEICO mascot. [More]

Muslim Complains TGI Friday’s Contaminated Her Drink With Bacon

Muslim Complains TGI Friday’s Contaminated Her Drink With Bacon

Most people are really happy about the current trend to put bacon in every food item, but do you know who isn’t? Vegetarians, vegans, and people whose religions prohibit them from eating pork. Like the Muslim woman who ordered her Cobb salad without bacon, please, and claims that she ended up with bacon crumbles in her straw, instead. [More]

CDC: 2 Million Americans Get Sick From Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Every Year

CDC: 2 Million Americans Get Sick From Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Every Year

While livestock farmers around the country continue to feed medically unnecessary antibiotics to their animals for the sole purpose of encouraging growth, millions of Americans are falling ill — and thousands dying — every year from bacterial and fungal infections that are resistant to current medication, claims a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. [More]

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A Pork Chop By Any Other Name: Pork & Beef Industries Rename 350 Cuts Of Meat

Today is a day for yours truly to talk about meat. But instead of horse or guinea pigs, let’s bring the discussion back around to more standard fare, beef and pork. In order to ramp up sales for grilling season and make shopping for meat a little easier, the pork and beef industries have banded together to give new names to 350 cuts of meat. [More]

Joe the Pig asks Trader Joe's to stop selling antibiotic-filled pork. (Consumerist/MBQ)

Trader Joe’s Employees Misleading Customers About The Drugged-Up Meat On Stores’ Shelves

Trader Joe’s, like most grocery stores, sells quite a bit of meat from animals that have been treated with completely unnecessary antibiotics. But customers around the country say that some TJ staffers are outright lying about the store’s products being drug-free. [More]

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Pork Prices Might Go Up But We Won’t Be Going Without Bacon After All (Whew!)

Although a pork industry group based in the UK warned consumers of a looming worldwide shortage,we’ve got plenty of bacon to go around here in the United States. Which is either a cause for celebration for you pork aficionados or will elicit a shrug from those not worshiping at the bacon altar. [More]

McDonald's Makes Good On Promise To Free Pigs From Crates, Announces 10-Year Plan

McDonald's Makes Good On Promise To Free Pigs From Crates, Announces 10-Year Plan

When big companies like McDonald’s make lofty promises, we like to keep tabs on them to see if they actually go through with those vows. And in this case, McDonald’s is making good on its plans to phase out the use of gestation crates by its pork suppliers, unveiling a 10-year plan on how it’ll accomplish just that. [More]

Secret Slaughterhouse Pipeline Fills Texas Creek With Pig Blood

Secret Slaughterhouse Pipeline Fills Texas Creek With Pig Blood

An amateur drone pilot in Texas was flying a simple rig with a point-and-shoot camera attached for fun, and noticed something strange in a creek. There was an awful lot of dark red in the water. He notified the county, and a Department of Health and Human Services investigation showed that the substance discoloring the water was blood. Raw pig blood from a nearby meatpacking plant. [More]

Wedding Caterers Served My Muslim In-Laws Not-So-Stealth Pork

Wedding Caterers Served My Muslim In-Laws Not-So-Stealth Pork

Reader S. wrote in with a complaint about the food at the country club where she held her wedding. It would be easy to write her off as a hysterical Bridezilla, but the problem goes deeper than just “crappy food.” Both S. and her husband told the venue during the ten-month planning process that his husband’s family are Muslims who don’t eat pork. The caterers served up rice with pork sausage, potatoes with ham, salad with bacon, and ham sandwiches for the cocktail hour. When called on their error, their response was to take some of the offending dishes away and not replace them. Management has offered S. a $3,000 refund on her $17,000 tab for the event. Is that enough compensation for a mishap that makes S. look this bad to her new in-laws? [More]

Man Arrested At Winn-Dixie With Lobster, Shrimp, And Pork Down His Pants

Man Arrested At Winn-Dixie With Lobster, Shrimp, And Pork Down His Pants

If you’re going to shoplift two lobster tails, two bags of shrimp, and a pork loin from a grocery store, what’s the least obvious way to do so? Shove them in your shorts, of course. A MIssissippi man is accused of shoplifting after allegedly doing just that. [More]

USDA: You Can Eat Pink Pork Without Getting Sick

USDA: You Can Eat Pink Pork Without Getting Sick

If you’ve been cooking pork chops until they’re dry and leathery in the name of safety, stop now! The U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised its pork-cooking guidelines, saying it’s OK to cook the other white meat to 145 degrees, and that the previous 160 degree recommendation was “probably overkill.” [More]

Pork, No Longer Just "The Other White Meat," Seeks To Inspire

Pork, No Longer Just "The Other White Meat," Seeks To Inspire

After nearly a quarter century of being told that pork is the other white meat (because we all know that unicorn is actually the original white meat), the National Pork Board has pushed its tried-and-true slogan to the side in favor of the less-than-inspirational “Pork: Be Inspired.” [More]

Canned Unicorn Meat Hits Market

Canned Unicorn Meat Hits Market

Just in time for an unforgettable Thanksgiving, canned unicorn meat is here. Yes, this is a real product which you can purchase and open. [More]

FDA To Farmers: Enough Already With All The Antibiotics

FDA To Farmers: Enough Already With All The Antibiotics

After coming to the conclusion that farmers have gone a little hog-wild with their use of antimicrobials — not to cure animals of disease, but to spur animal growth — the FDA has kindly asked them to cut it out because it’s just going to make the rest of us sicker. [More]

National Pork Board Attempting To Halt Sales Of Canned Unicorn Meat

National Pork Board Attempting To Halt Sales Of Canned Unicorn Meat

The ever-vigilant folks at the National Pork Board are out to put an end to the sale of Radiant Farms’ canned unicorn meat. But it’s not because they want to stop the slaughter of the one-horned flying horses, it’s because they say the product infringes on their “other white meat” trademark. [More]