Article – School serves 6-year-old meat to TN students

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – Meat dating to the year of President Obama’s first inauguration was served to students in some Hawkins County, Tennessee schools last week.

Hawkins County Commissioner Michael Herrell was alerted after a cafeteria worker sent him a photo of the pork roast they used for school meals was from 2009.

The 6-year-old meat had been frozen and then was thawed for meal preparation, according to WCYB.

Herrell said the photo was taken at Joseph Rogers Primary School where the staff decided not to serve the meat. However, it was served at other schools.

Eating 6-year-old meat is not a big deal if it was stored properly. We routinely eat meat thats been sitting in the deep freeze for a year or two, and the oldest I’ve pulled out and consumed has been around five years old. As long as you packaged it well and kept it frozen, it’s usually just fine. There may be some spots of freezer burn if you didn’t get all the air out of the package, but those don’t affect the nutritional value or the safety of the food.

As an aside, if you’re really upset about the quality of the slop slapped onto your kids lunch tray, either pack ’em a lunch or give ’em five bucks to go get a slice of pizza and a Coke. It’s not .gov’s responsibility to feed your kid. Public government schools already do a crappy job of educating your kid, why would you think they’d do any better job of feeding them?

6 thoughts on “Article – School serves 6-year-old meat to TN students

  1. Six year old meat, alright? Sure if it has been stored properly, but then in dire straits only.
    Typical of BIG government, first feed it to the school the Obama’s kids go to, and have serve it for a State Dinner at the White House.

    Observing my belle Michelle, it doesn’t look like she has observing the same diets as she would impose upon us.

    Our meat is rotated every six months in the freezer, we eat the oldest first. Most of it is received flash frozen, and the rest (poultry) is cooked first, then sliced into portions, then frozen.

    As it is my portions of meat, are extremely lean, and weigh only 3 ounces due to a medical problem.

  2. Please forgive me.

    School kid: Hey! This is 6 year old meat! I’m not eating this!
    Cafeteria cook darkknight9: Why not kid? I gave your mom some 40 year old meat last night and she gobbled it right up!

    (Thank you! Thank you! I’ll be here all week!)

    • Ok, guess I’ll enter the fray with this:

      A guy is in bed having sex with his wife. Suddenly, he freezes and stays perfectly still and silent. “What are you doing”, she asks? He says “I saw this on PornTube on the internet…its called ‘buffering’.”

      Thank you, thank you…be sure to tip your waitress.

  3. I had some 28-year old Mountain House freeze dried chicken and rice. It was delicious. Another package of the same stuff was pinholed and smelled musty. I’m keen to try the 33-year old package of tuna, which looks like it still has vacuum.

    I generally agree with, “It’s not .gov’s responsibility to feed your kid,” but if they destroyed your business with a blizzard of pointless regulations, dispossessed you of your land and left you destitute, that would be business as usual. And it would be somewhat more difficult to feed your kid. It will be a cold day in hell when they take responsibility for anything.

  4. My pet peeve is few people seem to show judgment about food. Don’t care if the meat is 6 year’s old, a cook said it looked bad and smelled bad, then covered it with gravy to serve so no one would notice. That should get a cook fired.

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