Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bracelet Found in Chicken After 25 Years

A Massachusetts man has his metal identity bracelet back after it was found inside a chicken gizzard in Minnesota, more than 25 years after he lost it. Aaron Giles, aged 31, lived in Fairmont as a child and played with his brothers in their grandfather's barn.

"I would spend most of my time out at his farm and that's the only place I can think of that I would have lost it," Giles said Thursday, adding that he thinks it was lost when he was 4 or 5 years old. The barn was dismantled a few years ago, and the old wood was used to construct another barn about 45 miles away, he said. Giles thinks his bracelet must have been in the barn wood.

Workers in Fairmont Minnesota were cutting the meat of chickens that came from the new barn when one of them came across the identity bracelet in a chicken gizzard.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chicago considers residential chicken ban

As more and more people are looking for healthy food sources, the keeping of city chickens is on the rise. Now Chicago aldermen are moving to ban the keeping of chickens in residential areas. Animal control officials in Chicago say they've had more than 700 complaints about chickens this year. That includes hundreds of gripes about rosters crowing too loudly.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Way to chicken utopia

I found this story interesting. City Chicks, a company which supplies on a "rental" basis, chickens and all their accoutrements for people who live in the burbs.

Way to chicken utopia

Friday, November 16, 2007

Chicken Sodium Injection

Officials at the USDA say they are reviewing the issue of chicken sodium-injection.
Chicken labeled "natural" is being injected with a saltwater solution. The industry calls it a marinade to make the chicken moist, but consumer advocates claim shoppers are being deceived. Many consumers do not know that when they purchase chicken labeled natural it may contain up to 15 percent saltwater. The injected chicken has up to eight times the salt of unaltered chicken.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A chicken in his pot

I Want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday, "Henry IV, king of England"

Friday, November 09, 2007

Crash Throws Frozen Chicken on Interstate.

A semi carrying 15 tons of frozen chicken tipped over on Interstate 65 Thursday morning. The semi is owned by Perdue Farms.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kentucky Fried Chicken Not So Finger Licken Good ?

A man is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 from Kentucky Fried Chicken after finding it contained parts of the bird's spine, head and neck.

He claims after biting into the chicken he became "violently ill, among other things" that caused pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and a disability.

Monday, November 05, 2007

In New Zealand Rabbit is the New Chicken

Local farmers in Bendigo station New Zealand have found a new use for wild rabbits. They are heading for the tables of some of the country's top restaurants - as bunny sausages, smoked rabbit, or the ever popular rabbit pie.

Shooters are employed full-time to roam the hills. In the last six months, over 6,000 rabbits have been killed at Bendigo station, going to restaurants all over the country.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Chicken Jerky Treats May Pose Danger To Dogs

There is a government warning out for a popular kind of dog treat. They’re chicken jerky products, variously described as chicken tenders, strips, or just plain treats.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates human and pet food, has received more than 70 complaints involving nearly 100 dogs that have become severely ill after eating chicken jerky products. Most recovered, but some died. However, in its warning to dog owners, the agency says, "to date, FDA has not been able to determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses." And the illnesses haven't been traced to any particular brand or manufacturer, either.