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US Government Takes New Steps To Protect Americans From E. Coli
2012-05-03 04:35:04

Just in time for barbecue season, the US government has announced plans to expedite the process for finding the dangerous E. Coli virus in ground beef. They hope these new measures will allow them to quickly find the source of future outbreaks and issue meat recalls much faster than their current methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their new plans on Wednesday, saying they will be able to start tracing any tainted meat as soon as tests come up positive....

USDA Issues New Rules On Meat Packaging
2012-03-02 05:48:12

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced some big changes to raw meat and poultry labeling at grocery stores on Thursday. The USDA said that 40 of the most popular whole, raw cuts of meat and poultry will have nutritional information either on the package labels or on display to consumers at the store. "Providing nutrition information on meat and poultry products in the store gives shoppers a clearer sense of the options available, allowing them to purchase items that are...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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