The South China Morning Post is reporting that China is considering barbecue ban to combat smog. How would this effect street vendors?
The Louisiana State Health Dept. apparently does not recognize the popular Hunters for The Hungry program, which many states participate in, where hunters donate venison to homeless shelters via meat processors who are licensed by the dept of health. (note: a hunter cannot donate their meat directly to a shelter). According to the story, 1600 pounds of venison was confiscated at the shelter and destroyed by a state health inspector.
KTBS reports: The meat was donated from Bellevue Meat Processing in Haughton. It was venison…. or deer meat and the mission says it was extremely valuable to them. Rev. Henry Martin is the Executive Director of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. He said, “You can use in chilis, you can use in beef tips and rice, you can use in hamburgers. We didn’t find anything wrong with it. It was processed correctly, it was packaged correctly.” But on January 28th a Health Department Inspector came and said the meat couldn’t be eaten at the Rescue Mission because it was donated by a hunter.they threw it in the dumpster and poured clorox on it. Not only are we losing out and its costing us money, the people that are hungry aren’t going to get as quality of food, the hunter that’s given his meat in good faith is losing out. The meat processing plant, particularly this one, Bellevue, is losing a lot of money to process this meat and have it thrown into the trash can.”
According to the Bellevue Meat website, in 2012, they donated 5,000 pounds of venison to local shelters through the Hunters for the Hungry program.