Italian Butcher Arrested for Selling Decade-Old Meat
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Puke

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/offbeat...o_12775721

(NewsCore) - Italian police arrested a Naples butcher after discovering worm-infested meat for sale in his store that was 10 years past its expiry date, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.
Shocked food safety inspectors discovered pasta and biscuits crawling with parasites, rotting meats and dairy products, and olives covered in mold in the store of horrors.
The butcher tampered with expiry dates on the products in order to keep on selling the items, even though some were a decade old, the report said.
Police arrested the butcher on suspicion of endangering public health.
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A dead animal is a dead animal.

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#3
wow
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Ew, ew, ew! How awful!

I can't imagine anyone ate it. I mean the smell...people must have known it was bad, regardless of the dates.
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Ten years?? Why wasn't it all rotted away?
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(04-16-2011, 02:58 PM)wallflower Wrote: I can't imagine anyone ate it. I mean the smell...people must have known it was bad, regardless of the dates.

We squeeze and smell fruit. People look at meat usually. Meat is prepared to look "right". Really. Those steaks you see in the store? They are made red, so they look right. They are actually brown if they were not treated.
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(04-16-2011, 03:33 PM)piabee Wrote: Ten years?? Why wasn't it all rotted away?

Depending on what it was, complete putrefaction can take a long time.  Especially if it was salted, or pressure-sealed, frozen, etc.  If it had an expiration date, it was probably something like that rather than raw meat.
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(04-16-2011, 03:33 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(04-16-2011, 02:58 PM)wallflower Wrote: I can't imagine anyone ate it. I mean the smell...people must have known it was bad, regardless of the dates.

We squeeze and smell fruit. People look at meat usually. Meat is prepared to look "right". Really. Those steaks you see in the store? They are made red, so they look right. They are actually brown if they were not treated.

Oh I understand about carbon monoxide. But bad meat smells BAD. There's no getting around that. Unless as Quis said, it was salted or frozen or otherwise treated to last longer. I hadn't thought of that. Ick either way!
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(04-16-2011, 02:58 PM)wallflower Wrote: Ew, ew, ew! How awful!

I can't imagine anyone ate it. I mean the smell...people must have known it was bad, regardless of the dates.

Ew! I bet the Honey Badger would eat it, 'cause he don't give a *#!@ !!!
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Disappointing.  I would expect a fellow Italian, of all people, to have more respect for food.
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