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Friday, 1 May 2015
6-year-old meat reportedly served to Tennessee students
Meat dating back to 2009 was reportedly served to students in one Tennessee school district.
Students in Hawkins County were served a 6-year-old pork roast that had been frozen and then thawed, according to WCYB.
"I'm disappointed the school system let this happen," Hawkins County Commissioner Michael Herrell told the station after learning about the outdated pork. "To me, if we've got meat that old, I don't understand why."
"These high schoolers know when to not eat something, but elementary schoolers -- do they know if meat is bad or not?" Herrell said.
WATE.com reported that school officials called for a special meeting to discuss the issue that affects nearly all of the cafeterias in the county. The roasts were all supplied by the same vendor, the report said.
USDA guidelines state that uncooked meat should not be frozen for more than 12 months.
66-year-old fugitive ends secret life, turns himself in after 4 decades on the run
Frail and tired of leading a secret life, a 66-year-old fugitive who spent four decades on the run turned himself in to Kentucky authorities this week.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says Clarence David Moore started crying as soon as he saw the sheriff enter in his Frankfort home.
Moore called the sheriff's office Monday and told a deputy he had been on the lam since the 1970s. At first, the deputy thought it was a prank call.
According to authorities, Moore escaped from custody three times, the last in 1976 in Henderson County, North Carolina.
He had been sentenced in 1967 for two counts of larceny of more than $200.
The sheriff said Moore had been living in Frankfort since at least 2009.