Sunday, May 4, 2008

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In yet another contaminated food situation, Target has issued a recall for beef, pork, and poultry produced by one of its suppliers, Gourmet Boutique in Queens, New York. The Pioneer Press covered the story in an article today, which mentions that the meat was recalled due to the possible presence of listeria.

Using perhaps the most oxymoronic name a mass-produced food manufacturer could have, there are all sorts of flowery messages on their website, including:

"We start with the finest and freshest Grade "A" meats and vegetables which are received daily from local produce and meat markets." Yeah... Sure...

There should be laws against completely inaccurate company names, as there's nothing "gourmet" or "boutique" about the listeria found in frozen burritos at big box grocery chains.

Adding insult to injury, according to the website they specialize in "Home Meal Replacements." Creepy.

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