Skip to comments.State of Maine Might Bleach and Destroy 100 Pounds Of Bacon Because Of Missing Paperwork
Posted on 07/19/2019 6:06:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
The product is perfectly fine. There is zero health threat from the meat. The man who owns it is not even trying to sell it to the general public. He simply wants to be able to cook the 100 pounds of bacon for himself, his family, and friends. And yet, the state of Maine says that they have to confiscate it because the store which processed the slabs of seasoned pig messed up the paperwork.
The Bangor Daily News reports that "Officials from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry have told Randy Canarr that they feel badly about it but still must rip open the frozen packages of bacon, ham, smoked shoulders and more, and douse them with bleach."
As noted by the paper, in order for Canarr, a farmer by trade, "to legally sell pork to his customers at the Hampden Farmers Market and elsewhere, a state inspector needs to follow the pig through the process of being slaughtered and processed."
This requires "a clear paper trail, with information that includes what time the pig was killed and what time it was chilled." But, Maple Lane Farms messed the paperwork up detailing the process.
The owner of the store has admitted it was his fault completely.
"It was more my fault than his, thats for sure," the anonymous owner said. "The girls that labeled it had the wrong label on it. It went out and didnt get caught, and the state found it with the wrong code on it."
The inspectors, despite understanding the mistake, say that rules are rules. The product must be destroyed. In total, Canarr says he would have earned $1,000 for the 100 pounds. But for him, it is not about the money.
"You know how many families dont even have food?" he asked BDN. "If the solution is to grotesquely destroy it all, well, its absurd, and I cant let it go."
"Theyre my animals. Ive been raising them from piglets for a year. The state is essentially coming in and taking food from me and my family," he remarked. "What if I say the hell with it and just eat a package of bacon will I get fined? I think that at a fundamental level, its a ridiculous rule that needs to be changed."
Canarr says he is not mad at Maple Lane Farms nor with the inspectors. "I havent found anybody who doesnt agree with me," he noted. "Were on the same page as humans."
Accordingly, he appealed the state to determine another route. One option is for him to sign an affidavit swearing that he will not sell the bacon to the general public. The Department of Agriculture is currently reviewing the options.
"Thats sustenance for my family, my friends. We could have a big old barbecue," Canarr hoped. It would relieve the state of any ownership and everybody wins.
Homer Simpson needs the hammer on these totalitarian apparatchiki.
Headline wrong. Not missing, packages mislabeled.
The girls that labeled it had the wrong label on it. It went out and didnt get caught, and the state found it with the wrong code on it.”
To Hell with states rights, this calls for federal intervention! Mr. President, we are counting on you! Save the bacon!!
“Lord’s Prayer - 66 words, 10 Commandments - 179 words, Gettysburg address - 286 words, EU regulations on the sale of cabbage - 26,911 words.” But see here and see if you agree: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35962999
Every bureaucrat in that organization needs to be added to the Priority Guillotine list...
Love that wording. How much does "inspector pork" sell for these days?
I wonder if he could accept donations for the bacon.
Chew, chew...mumble. ummm, what bacon?...chew, chew, swallow...
Time to go Judge shopping.
There has to a Federal Judge somewhere who would issue an injunction.
That’s what the lib-babies do all the time.
This is a crime against humanity.
That is about one days worth at Shoney's
A perfect example of why every county in the US needs to elect a pro-2nd amendment, constitutional sheriff in their county. So when the fascist state comes along and tries crap like this, they are met by a sheriff who has the legal and armed muscle to confront them.
Well Pork IS the other white meat.
I live in Maine, and this is the first I’ve heard of this story.
That county, and pretty much all sixteen counties in Maine have pro-2nd amendment, Constitutional sheriffs.
When little Mikey Bloomturd funded a ballot initiative in Maine in November 2016 that would have banned the private sale of firearms, many police chiefs in Maine did commercials, in uniform, supporting Bloomturd’s measure.
Most if not all of Maine’s sheriff’s also did commercials on TV urging voters to vote “No on 3,” against Bloomturd’s measure.
Bloomturd lost.....the voters refused to ban the private sale of guns in Maine.
Pardon that pork!
Or at least against Sane humanity.
I’m sure the media would find something racist about that, but it makes a great slogan.
When is Trump’s next rally? ... We need to start a new chant:
PARDON THAT PORK
PARDON THAT PORK
PARDON THAT PORK
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