Nov 7, 2019

2 million pounds of chicken recalled in 8 states due to possible metal contamination

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More than 2 million pounds of chicken products have been recalled throughout eight states, per an announcement by the Agriculture Department's Food and Safety Inspection Service.

What we know: The release says that "approximately 2,071,397 pounds of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal." The meat of concern was produced by Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. from Oct. 21 through Nov. 4.

  • Affected states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
  • There have been no confirmed reports of the meat hurting consumers. Anyone who is concerned should reach out to a health care provider, the release notes.
  • Recalled products have the establishment number P-1949, P-486 or P-5837 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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U.S. fake meat targets China market

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Fake meat is the latest American industry vying for access to China's massive market of 1.4 billion consumers.

Why it matters: The global fake meat market is expected to grow to around $140 billion within the next 10 years as consumers move away from real meat due to health and environmental concerns — and the fastest-growing market is Asia, Axios' Erica Pandey reports.

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Why Thanksgiving isn't meatless

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Plant-based alternatives to meat have found their way into upscale restaurants and fast-food joints alike, but the trend hasn't really cracked Thanksgiving — one of the biggest meat-eating days of the year.

The big picture: Companies have made big strides in re-creating the taste of burgers and chicken nuggets with plant protein, but there are relatively few vegan options for the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Largest milk producer in U.S. files for bankruptcy

A milk truck pulls away from the Garelick Farms manufacturing plant in Lynn, Massachusetts. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

America's largest milk producer, Dean Foods, is set to file for bankruptcy, CNN reports.

The big picture: The company has struggled to stay alive as U.S. demand for cow milk has dropped, in part due to a growing preference for non-dairy substitutes such as almond or soy milk. The company's stock fell 80% this year, having lost 7% in sales during the first half of 2019. Profits also plummeted by 14%.

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