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Recently I got some feedback from a reader who said to be careful about eating lots of meat from the dumpster. The reason being that old meat collects histamines and this caused him to have histamine poisoning. ...continue reading "Histamine Poisoning: What it is and Where it comes from"

This week has bee a slow week in the dumpster realm. I've gone quite a few days, but I only found things a couple of the days. The things I did find, I was happy to have them. Let's talk about the things I found. ...continue reading "Only a few things from the dumpster"

It's been a good week for finding things. I only went a few times this week, but when I did, I found things that made me happy I went. ...continue reading "Onions, Meat, Veggies, and College Trash"

chicken patties recallFoster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic. The recalled product is frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items labeled FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. For more information, check here. If you feel comfortable picking plastic out of your meat, go ahead and grab these. Just make sure that you pick out the plastic before trying to cook the patties.

garcia sausage recallUncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The problem was discovered when a metal magnet was found in the beef trim source product of the processed sausage products. These items were shipped to foodservice and retail locations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The following products have been recalled:

  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-28 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-20040-9.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 36-40 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 7˝” with case code 0-54912-17020-7.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-30 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-17050-4.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20010-2.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20050-8.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND CHICKEN SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-15020-9.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20030-0.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20020-1.
  • 3-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-21010-1.
  • 5-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-18020-6.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “EMA’S BEEF & CHICKEN BREAKFAST SAUSAGE Bulk, Manufactured By: Uncle John’s Pride, LLC” with case code 0-41085-01536-7.

For more information, check here. Since magnets are dangerous to eat, I would only eat this stuff if you feel able to remove the magnets.

This week has been a rough one for me to find stuff. I did find a few things when I went looking on Saturday, but otherwise, I didn't really find anything this week. This is a great lead in to say that if you go dumpster diving expecting to find a lot of really useful stuff every time, you will be disappointed.

A Little Insight

I would say that on an average day, I find a few items that I want. Occasionally, I will find a treasure trove, usually of one specific item though. More often than I find those treasure troves, I find nothing.  And when I say nothing, I mean either an empty dumpster if I pick the wrong time or a dumpster with nothin but actual trash. So what I'm really saying is that dumpster diving is a hit and miss kind of activity. Sometimes you find the bounty, other times you get nothing.

ground beefNow that I feel you are appropriately informed about why my week has been lacking in finds, let's talk about what I did find. I found a lot of ground beef, one package of stew beef, some cuties, and a lot of
milk. Since I don't drink milk, I grabbed cuties!everything but the milk. The amazing thing is that I managed to time my "shopping" trip
such that the milk and all of the meat was still cold. Although the meat was still cold, the packages were starting to expand. The expansion told me that I couldn't take much, because it needed to be eaten quickly. And the packaging wasn't really freezer-friendly, so I only took enough for a couple days.

Dinner time

dinner time!Alright, dinner time! I already told you that I had to eat my new found meat quickly. So, I made myself a yummy dinner that night using the stew beef. In addition to the meat that I found, I also cooked up some veggies found last week. The results are a yummy paleo dinner for one.

bellissimo steak recallF.B. Packing Co., Inc., a Boston, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,430 pounds of shaved beef products that may be contaminated with plastic.  The recalled products are Frank Bertolino Beef Co. Inc. Certified Angus Beef XL Shaved Steak and Bellissimo Silver Beef Shaved Steak.  These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois and Massachusetts.  The recall is due to a report of readily visible, long, thin strands of clear soft plastic from packaging material contained in the product.  For more information, check here.  If you find this product and are willing to pick out the plastic, feel free to take the meat.