Bison Deception

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Bison Deception

Post by Traveler » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:24 am

Slipping in some Water Buffalo from India.
Most of this imported meat is coming from India, says Carter, which is home to 130 million domesticated and 40 million wild water buffalos.
https://www.tsln.com/news/dont-be-buffaloed/



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Re: Bison Deception

Post by Angus 62 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:32 am

Welcome to the party. Without COOL lots of imported "beef" is repackaged and labeled as Product of U.S.A.

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Re: Bison Deception

Post by graybull » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Nothing to do with COOL...........do to fraudulent labeling.......allowed or encouraged by USDA

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Re: Bison Deception

Post by Traveler » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:45 pm

"We've always stayed on the sidelines of the country-of-origin-labeling debate because 99 percent of bison is produced in the U.S. and Canada," said Carter. "However, with Asian water buffalo being labeled as bison, we may have to change our tune on COOL because we clearly need to distinguish between North American bison and Asian water buffalo."
......speaking of that imported lean trim......hmmmmm.

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Re: Bison Deception

Post by Traveler » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:09 pm

It's also coming from Australia. Now where have I heard some of these arguments before?

https://www.capitalpress.com/ag_sectors ... 6c8b7.html

http://coloica.com/labeling-causes-wate ... confusion/

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Re: Bison Deception

Post by Angus 62 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:32 pm

Fraud is fraud. Just as most people would believe a package marked buffalo would be American bison, most people seeing a package marked product of the USA would believe it was born raised and slaughtered in the USA. Not mystery meat that literally could of come from anywhere and simply repackaged. Lest anyone thinks that isn't happening, USDA employees have testified to it.

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Re: Bison Deception

Post by mrj » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 am

What is being done, by whom, to correct that problem? I live one and two hours driving time from nearest small cities, so don't see much beyond the local meat stores.

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