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SH, Why is Koch allowed to advertise stricter safety standards and not Creekstone? It seems you have to be in some type of club to get USDA preferential treatment.



December 14, 2005 - Koch's Turkey Farm has been awarded Pennsylvania Preferred status by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The Pennsylvania Preferred program supports Pennsylvania farmers by encouraging consumers to buy locally-grown and produced products. Products with the Preferred logo are grown and/or processed under stricter food safety standards ensuring consumers receive high quality products. Pennsylvania Preferred means at least 60% of the raw materials were grown and harvested in Pennsylvania or 100% of the final manufacture processing and packaging was done in Pennsylvania.

"With the Koch's name, customers know they are receiving the highest quality turkey products available," said Duane Koch, president of Koch's Turkey Farm. "As a Pennsylvania Preferred member, it reminds customers of our tradition as a local, family-owned business."

Koch's products are all natural, vegetarian fed, antibiotic and preservative free and sold nationally at Whole Foods and other natural foods stores. A full line of fresh turkeys, turkey breasts and turkey parts are available as well as nitrite free smoked products and marinated fillets.
 
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Pennsylvania Preferred means at least 60% of the raw materials were grown and harvested in Pennsylvania or 100% of the final manufacture processing and packaging was done in Pennsylvania.

If those specifications are proven to be false, USDA will come down on them for fraud just like selling "BSE TESTED BEEF" with tests that won't reveal prions in cattle under 24 months of age.

Pennsylvania Preferred would not be allowed to do what they are doing either if they were misleading consumers with false advertising.


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~SH~ said:
Pennsylvania Preferred means at least 60% of the raw materials were grown and harvested in Pennsylvania or 100% of the final manufacture processing and packaging was done in Pennsylvania.

If those specifications are proven to be false, USDA will come down on them for fraud just like selling "BSE TESTED BEEF" with tests that won't reveal prions in cattle under 24 months of age.

Pennsylvania Preferred would not be allowed to do what they are doing either if they were misleading consumers with false advertising.


~SH~

If they really tested for BSE, then it would not be a false statement, would it?
 
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If Creekstone had used a test that was guaranteed to reveal prions in cattle under 24 months of age if they were present, then it would not have been fraud, that is correct.

Moot point, Japan is taking untested beef under 24 months of age.


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~SH~ said:
If Creekstone had used a test that was guaranteed to reveal prions in cattle under 24 months of age if they were present, then it would not have been fraud, that is correct.

Moot point, Japan is taking untested beef under 24 months of age.


~SH~

Thank you for your admission, SH.
 
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Whether or not the tests are justified is a totally seperate issue from whether or not the tests are legitimate.

We can test babies for alzheimers with a legitimate test, that doesn't mean the test is justified.


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Whether or not the tests are justified is a totally seperate issue from whether or not the tests are legitimate.

We can test babies for alzheimers with a legitimate test, that doesn't mean the test is justified.


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Lets not mix babies and cattle, shall we?

If a mother wanted her baby tested for alzheimers and wanted to pay for it herself (and it wasn't some insurance fraud) and it doesn't hurt the baby, who are you to say she can't? Do you want to make all the decision for everyone here on earth? That is what freedom is all about. Letting everyone do whatever they want as long as they are not hurting anyone else.
 

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~SH~ said:
Whether or not the tests are justified is a totally seperate issue from whether or not the tests are legitimate.

We can test babies for alzheimers with a legitimate test, that doesn't mean the test is justified.


~SH~

Hmmmmmm, deciding on what is a ligitimate practice between willing participants that in no way effects you.... this is the practice of a conservative?
 

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