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  • Analysis: Some hot dog brands contain human DNA

    10/26/2015 9:37:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MENLO PARK, Calif., - A California startup analyzing food on a molecular level announced some hard news about one of the most beloved foods in the United States: 2 percent of hot dogs contain human DNA. Clear Food, the consumer guide wing of Menlo Park startup Clear Labs, said it analysed 345 hot dogs and sausages from 75 brands sold at 10 different retailers and discovered 14.4 percent of the products included ingredients that were not listed on the label. The startup said several of the tested brands had "hygienic" issues. "Hygienic issues occur when some sort of non-harmful contaminant...
  • Butterball warns of a turkey shortage

    11/18/2013 7:31:42 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 18, 2013
    The nation's largest producer of turkeys is warning of a shortage of birds, just in time for Thanksgiving. Butterball announced that it will be shipping out half as many large, fresh never-frozen turkeys to retailers this year. The company says many of its birds had trouble gaining weight during the production process. And though the cause of the problem remains a mystery, food distributors say their orders for turkeys 16 pounds and bigger have been slashed in half. Sixteen pounds is the national average for Thanksgiving holiday turkeys making this shortage a particularly concerning problem.
  • Butterball has shortage of unfrozen, large turkeys, according to Big Y officials

    11/13/2013 2:57:10 PM PST · by libertarian27 · 65 replies
    The Republican ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Jim Kinney
    SPRINGFIELD - Butterball has just announced to officials at supermarkets around the country, including Big Y World Class Markets, that there is a national shortage of their large fresh (unfrozen) turkeys for this Thanksgiving. A mistake was made in the production of fresh Butterball brand turkeys this year and the company has cut every retailer's allotment by 50 percent, said Claire D'Amour-Daley, Big Y vice president of of corporate communications. The cut represents thousands of turkeys that would have been shipped to Big Y. The same goes for every other retailer, she said. Butterball's corporate offices did not return calls...
  • Closin of Longmont's Butterball plant: 'A test of community'

    12/04/2011 7:24:02 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 18 replies
    timescall.com ^ | 12/04/11 | Tony Kindelspire
    LONGMONT -- The closing of Longmont's Butterball plant at the end of the year marks the end of a 51-year run for Longmont's turkey plant. More importantly, it means 349 people are joining the ranks of the unemployed. One of them is Abundio Canales, 63, a Longmont resident who has operated machinery at Butterball for 19 years. Both he and his wife work at the plant, and both will start the new year looking for work. Canales said he plans to learn English better and would like to take some computer classes, but he's concerned about his wife being able...
  • Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys

    11/23/2011 1:28:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michael Stone
    Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys Thanksgiving is turkey time, yet many Americans are unaware that the turkey on the menu may be halal, meaning it is slaughtered according to the dictates of sharia, the religious law of Islam. On Monday, reports began circulating around the web that one of America’s largest producers of thanksgiving turkeys, Butterball, slaughters turkeys according to the dictates of sharia law. And apparently Butterball has confirmed the rumor: all Butterball whole turkeys sold in the U.S. are slaughtered in accord with halal, and thus satisfy sharia, Islamic religious law. Halal is a term...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Surprise! America's favorite meal may be secretly dedicated to Allah

    11/22/2011 7:30:20 AM PST · by Usagi_yo · 143 replies
    Worldnetdaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | By Drew Zahn
    As you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" – in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are – without being labeled as such – slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar' Read more: Has your Thanksgiving turkey...
  • Happy Halal Thanksgiving (Boycott Butterball)

    11/21/2011 6:47:27 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 91 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Did you know that the turkey you're going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it's a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is. I discovered that only two plants in the U.S. that perform halal slaughter keep the halal meat separated from the non-halal meat. At other meat-packing plants, animals are slaughtered following halal requirements, but then only a small bit of the meat is actually labeled halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: "Our whole turkeys are certified halal." Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting...
  • Butterball Turkeys are Halal (No, not kidding)

    11/20/2011 12:08:37 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 84 replies · 1+ views
    butterball ^ | N/A | butterball website
    ATTENTION: BUTTERBALL TURKEYS ARE HALAL: November 14, 2011 Thanks for contacting Butterball. Our whole turkeys are certified halal. However, if you would like to know about any other Butterball products, please email us back as to which products you are interested in using and we can get that information for you. Again, thanks for your interest in Butterball. We hope you find this information helpful. Sincerely, Wendy Howze Consumer Response Representative http://mwtrainlayout.com/joesweblog/?p=4401
  • Obese Indiana Woman's Body Taken From Home in Flatbed Truck

    05/22/2009 11:25:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 72 replies · 4,252+ views
    As if the death of a family member weren't heart-wrenching enough, relatives of an obese Indiana woman were outraged Tuesday over the way the county coroner handled her death. Hours after the death of 48-year-old Teresa Smith, who weighed over 750 pounds, a flatbed truck was sent to her apartment to retrieve the body, FOX affiliate WXIN-TV reported. The Marion County deputy coroner told the station that it was their only option because of her weight.
  • Teen beats up his grandmother - because she won't buy him beer (Florida)

    01/25/2006 3:11:11 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 44 replies · 1,124+ views
    Tampa Bay 10 ^ | 1/25/06
    Teen beats up his grandmother - because she won't buy him beer Bradenton, Florida -- Deputies say a 16-year-old has been arrested for beating his grandmother with a two-by-four for refusing to give him $100 for beer. Charged is Kurt Cass of Hammock Drive, Bradenton. Investigators say Cass went into his 60-year-old grandmother's bedroom Thursday and asked her for $100 for beer. When she refused, he allegedly placed a razor blade on her throat and demanded she take him to the bank to get the money, deputies said. "When the victim arrived back home she locked all of the doors,"...
  • michaelmoore.com crashes

    11/03/2004 12:38:07 PM PST · by add925 · 76 replies · 3,971+ views
    mIchaelmoore.com ^ | 11/3/04 | add925
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  • Rosie Blames Fame for Weight [New Monthly Gay Column in Advocate Magazine]

    05/08/2003 2:52:43 PM PDT · by ewing · 38 replies · 530+ views
    Arizona Republic and Advocate Magazine ^ | May 13, 2003 | wire report staff
    Rosie O' Donnell blames fame for making her fat.O'Donnell writes in a column in the gay magazine 'The Advocate' that fame robbed her of her 'Yellow' which is her way of saying her energy or happiness. O'Donnell said she got 'bigger and sadder' as she became more 'starved for yellow.'O'Donnell's solution was to eat more and more.O'Donnell said the bigger she got, the angrier she felt.This is O'Donnell's first column since joining the Advocate as a regular contributor. It's in the May 13 issue.