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Current Event Cat of the Day: Hot Pockets

Current Event Cat - Hot Pockets

If you’re drunk or trailer trash, you might want to think twice about shoving the rest of that Hot Pocket into your face, because contrary to popular opinion, Hot Pockets aren’t made from the finest quality rat meat.

Two types of Hot Pockets products are being pulled from shelves for containing “diseased and unsound animals”. Yum!

Upon discovering that Rancho Feeding Corp, a California meat firm, processed nearly nine million pounds of beef from animals that had not been inspected, Nestle took a look at its supply chain and decided to recall its “Philly Steak and Cheese” and “Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese” Hot Pockets. Nestle said “a small quantity of meat” from Rancho was used at a California production facility that makes Hot Pockets and now all the Pockets must go!

The US. Department of Agriculture said in a statement Tuesday that the Rancho meat company processed animals that were “diseased” or otherwise “unsound,” and that products made from the meat were “unfit for human food”.

No illnesses have been reported so far – outside of the usual Hot Pocket runs that is.

For more on Hot Pockets, see Jim Gaffigan:

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Norwegian Army Introduces Meatless Mondays to Save the Climate

Meatless Mondays Norwegian Army

In an ongoing effort to reduce the military’s carbon footprint, Norway has announced its soldiers will be put on a vegetarian diet once a week. Introducing: Meatless Mondays!

Meatless Mondays is meant to cut the country’s consumption of ecologically unfriendly foods whose production contributes heavily to global warming. Apparently livestock farming is responsible for 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions so cutting back on meat consumption could help stem global warming.

The stench from the barracks will be less than pleasant, but the Norwegian army’s war on climate change is estimated to cut meat consumption by 150 tonnes per year.

“It’s a step to protect our climate. The idea is to serve food that’s respectful of the environment,” spokesman Eystein Kvarving told AFP.

“It’s not about saving money,” Kvarving addded. “It’s about being more concerned for our climate, more ecologically friendly and also healthier.”

Meatless Mondays are already in effect in one of Norway’s main military bases and soon the program will be rolled out to other Nor-vegan soldiers, including those in overseas bases. Something tells me this would not go over well in America’s military…

Note to self: Norwegian army weakened. Attack on a Monday.

Via: The Local 

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