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Bird's Head In Bean Can; Company Seeks Answers
NBC5 ^ | February 21, 2006

Posted on 02/21/2006 5:28:28 PM PST by nickcarraway

Indiana Canning Plant Baffled By Illinois Woman's

EATON, Ind. -- The manager of an Indiana canning plant said Monday that he did not know how it could have produced a can of pinto beans with a bird's head inside as claimed by an Illinois woman.

Chicago-based La Preferida Inc. announced a voluntary recall on Friday of a limited number of its cans as it investigated how the head ended up in the 15-ounce can.

David Morrow, general manager of Eaton-based Meridian Foods, said he was eager for answers about the discovery last week by a DeKalb woman who reported buying the can at a grocery store in nearby Aurora.

"We don't know anything, and we are waiting on the results of tests," Morrow told The Star Press of Muncie. "We have procedures in place to prevent these things from happening, and we have reviewed those procedures."

A canning company for 40 years, Meridian has been owned by Clinton, Mich.-based Eden Foods since 1994. Meridian is Eden's sole canning plant.

The 29-employee plant about 10 miles north of Muncie packs about a dozen varieties of cooked-in-the-can beans.

The La Preferida beans covered by the recall have the lot number 5348 MF on the can lids. The batch was canned Dec. 14 and is marked by a best-buy date of Dec. 14, 2007, La Preferida said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Indiana
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1 posted on 02/21/2006 5:28:29 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Time to count the geeks.


2 posted on 02/21/2006 5:29:47 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: nickcarraway

Is she suing? I suspect an attempted fraud.


3 posted on 02/21/2006 5:30:20 PM PST by ahayes
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To: nickcarraway

It happens, they need to get over it.

Sheeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssshhhhh!

TT


4 posted on 02/21/2006 5:30:27 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: nickcarraway

Does this company have any ties to Birds Eye foods?


5 posted on 02/21/2006 5:30:37 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude (New and improved redneck)
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To: TexasTransplant

She should just eat it and move on.


6 posted on 02/21/2006 5:31:52 PM PST by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: TexasTransplant

She got free food! They should send a bill to her.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 5:32:21 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: windcliff

ping


8 posted on 02/21/2006 5:32:56 PM PST by stylecouncilor
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To: nickcarraway
"Pretty, pretty, pretty..."

"bIrd"

"Oh, that's different."

"Sorry."

9 posted on 02/21/2006 5:33:28 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (the real enemy seeks to devour what is good)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL


10 posted on 02/21/2006 5:33:51 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: nickcarraway

E's not dead, E's just sleepin.


11 posted on 02/21/2006 5:35:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: nickcarraway

...and it had a human finger in its mouth that had been dipped in Wendy's chili.


12 posted on 02/21/2006 5:40:47 PM PST by MadJack
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To: MarkeyD
Birds heads, high protein, low fat and crunchy!

(Them folks are just feeling a little dissed that they didn't win the regular lottery so they figure that a scum sucking low life POS bottom feeding lawyer will help them try to win this one)
13 posted on 02/21/2006 5:41:30 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: nickcarraway
Birds heads, high protein, low fat and crunchy!

(Them folks are just feeling a little dissed that they didn't win the regular lottery so they figure that a scum sucking low life POS bottom feeding lawyer will help them try to win this one)
14 posted on 02/21/2006 5:41:52 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ahayes

Yeah, this sounds like something out of that "Strange Brew" scene where Doug & Bob McKenzie put a baby mouse inside a beer bottle and fed it for a couple of months until it got real big -- so they could bring it to the bottling plant and get tons of free beer in exchange for a promise not to sue.


15 posted on 02/21/2006 5:42:38 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Leave a message with the rain . . . you can find me where the wind blows.)
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To: nickcarraway

4 and 20 black birds baked in a pie......

Can't believe I got here 1st with that!


16 posted on 02/21/2006 5:44:27 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: nickcarraway

[She got free food! They should send a bill to her.]



They did. It was attached to the bird's head.


17 posted on 02/21/2006 5:45:46 PM PST by spinestein (All journalists today are paid advocates for someone's agenda.)
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To: nickcarraway
Meridian is Eden's sole canning plant.

Well, I sure hope it's fraud and not for real. I have consumed many of Eden's canned goods over the years. I have not noticed any bird heads or even feathers! It is so much trouble cooking beans for hours in a crock pot when you can just get them from a can and heat them. I hope we find out if this is true or a fraud -- this is kind of gross.

18 posted on 02/21/2006 5:46:27 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: nickcarraway

We need a picture of Sen. Birds head in a bean can.


19 posted on 02/21/2006 5:47:57 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: ahayes
Is she suing? I suspect an attempted fraud.

Oh, how can you be so suspicious? Although it does kinda remind me of the Wendy's chilli con finger episode last year.

20 posted on 02/21/2006 5:51:27 PM PST by xJones (Stå sammen med danskerne !)
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To: MarkeyD

Just thought of somthing, you said...

>>>"She should just eat it and move on"<<<

Back in Survival School the Instructor used to say "If it will make a turd, it's edible"

soooo back to what you meant to say "She should just eat it and have a bowel movement"

TT


21 posted on 02/21/2006 5:52:47 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe if they lean on the bird a little, it'll squawk.



Sorry.


22 posted on 02/21/2006 5:55:02 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: nickcarraway

I can see it now.... BEAN FLU OUTBREAK IN UNITED STATES KILLS BIRD!


23 posted on 02/21/2006 5:56:33 PM PST by JediForce (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it finger lickin' good?


24 posted on 02/21/2006 6:09:34 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: nickcarraway

It's probably wise to comb through your food before you eat it.

25 posted on 02/21/2006 6:16:38 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: cripplecreek

pining for the fijords......


26 posted on 02/21/2006 6:16:46 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: nickcarraway

They may have mislabeled a can of chick peas.


27 posted on 02/21/2006 6:19:44 PM PST by billhilly (The Democrat symbol is no longer the donkey, it's a strait Jacket.)
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To: billhilly

LOL that's great!


28 posted on 02/21/2006 6:26:51 PM PST by Serious Capitalist
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To: nickcarraway
said he was eager for answers about the discovery last week by a DeKalb woman who reported buying the can at a grocery store in nearby Aurora.

Even odds that a latino surname gets attached to this story.

2 to 3 odds the bird head and the beans can't be turned over for testing.

4 to 7 odds that the perps will suggest a low 5 digit cash settlement.

29 posted on 02/21/2006 6:37:48 PM PST by woofer (It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Always avoid the canned Kiwi fruit...


30 posted on 02/21/2006 6:39:07 PM PST by mikrofon (And the gooseberries)
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To: Alberta's Child
"Strange Brew"

A Classic, a true classic....still one of my favorites.

I watched it during a visit from my son and we walked around calling each other (and anyone else) hosers and nobs, eh? for a couple of months.

first saw it back in the 80's. I did catch a Mackenzie Brothers comedy act on a radio show once. It was about playing russian roulette with a 6 pack of beer. Very funny.
31 posted on 02/21/2006 7:02:52 PM PST by silver charm (Do not be deceived, God can not be mocked. A man shall reap what he sows. Gal. 6:7)
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To: silver charm
LOL. There's something about Canadian comedy that I've never quite understood but always found particularly entertaining. "The Kids in the Hall" is another one of those classic Canadian comedy acts . . .


32 posted on 02/21/2006 7:09:47 PM PST by Alberta's Child (Leave a message with the rain . . . you can find me where the wind blows.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don't know what the big deal is. In some countries, birds head is a delicacy.


33 posted on 02/21/2006 7:11:17 PM PST by Grim
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To: melt

Is that considered white meat?


34 posted on 02/21/2006 7:14:55 PM PST by dhouston
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To: dhouston

Hey, she is just trying to get a head.

There's much more in store, besides she probably put the beans on her bill.

We'll wait to see if she has something to crow about.


35 posted on 02/21/2006 7:54:44 PM PST by Hilltop
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To: dhouston

LOL! Actually, this is the real "White Meat'--- from Wendy's chile.

36 posted on 02/21/2006 10:08:38 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Pork and beaks.


37 posted on 02/22/2006 2:16:25 PM PST by windcliff
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