Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tyson Foods = Liars

I bought Tyson chicken "raised without antibiotics" thinking there were no antibios in the meat. I should have known that was too good to be true.

A federal judge has ordered Tyson Foods to withdraw advertisements claiming its chickens are “raised without antibiotics that impact antibiotic resistance in humans.”

Two competitors said the ads were untrue because Tyson injects it eggs with antibiotics and used antibiotic molecules in its feed.

Tyson maintained that its claim was truthful, and intends to appeal the decision.

“The claim we’re making is ‘raised without.’ And our consumer research would say that ‘raised without’ in the consumer’s mind, is from hatchery to when they buy the chicken in the store,” said Dave Hogberg, senior vice president for consumer products at Tyson.

As Grandpa used to stay, "Stop trying to baffle people with your bullshit."


Mike said...

Funny! I recently realized Yoplait's part in this as well, as their yogurt containers read, "99% fat free." What the heck does that mean, anyway? If it's only 99% fat free, that doesn't mean it's fat free...there's still 1% of its makeup that contains fat.

*Goddess* said...

Another label companies shouldn't be allowed to get away with is "no sugar added." You'll find it a lot on ice cream, which is loaded with sugar. A lot of diabetics we know seem to think this means "no sugar" and it doesn't, and for them, sugar content is nothing to be messing with.

BBC said...

I'm eating some ice cream right now as I surf, but I don't pay any attention to labels.

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.

*Goddess* said...

THAT'S what he used to say! I had part of it. Thanks, Billy.