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Old Meat in Tennessee Schools? 6-Year-Old Pork Served to Students

By    |   Friday, 01 May 2015 08:04 AM

While Tennessee students served 6-year-old pork have not gotten sick from the old meat, the district is looking into it and making changes.

It was a Hawkins County commissioner who brought the issue to the attention of district leaders after a cafeteria worker sent him a photo of pork roast that was being fed to children, WBIR reported.

“These high-schoolers — they understand if they see something they are not going to like they don't eat it. But when you get to these kindergartners, first- and second-graders, do they really know if the meat is bad or not?" Commissioner Michael Herrell told the station.

Some schools pulled the pork without serving it, while others made gravy for it.

"The actual woman making a stink about it said it smelled so bad they made gravy to put over the meat to give it a smell and give it a better taste," Herrell said.

Director of Schools Steve Starnes said that all the meats, even the ones that dated back to 2009, 10, and 11, were pulled from the freezers and tested as being “OK.”

Still, the school board stepped up and made a ruling that the cafeterias would follow USDA Guidelines, which says that meat can only be kept 12 months, WBIR said.

The idea of such an unappetizing meat being served to students — and the potential for the meat becoming spoiled — offended many people online:





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