A Challenge for "Cookie"
Well, jiminny crickets, Cookie at the Cook's Shack took me up on that tag thing and his answers are amusing as I reckoned they would be. But he had to get a a good natured dig at me, saying my blog was "weird". Well, I haven't really posted anything lately that I could construe as weird but I just saw this and it it screamed "post me!"
So, Cookie...got any good recipes for THIS? :
Norway's Food Safety Authority has instructed a grocery store to close after finding ten year old mutton in the freezer section.
The local shop in Bugøynes, Finnmark in northern Norway also, unsurprisingly, lacked satisfactory hygiene routines, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports.
"They will have to get an internal control routine in place if they want their approval back, and it will have to be in writing," Anne Ingeborg Bye of the FSA told NRK.
The shop is still open since closure cannot take effect until the next inspection, but NRK spotted no signs of marked improvement. The station found pork ribs a year past their sell-by date in the store's freezer.
The locals were unruffled by the news. One customer said that no one had gotten sick from the shop's meat, and there was just too much "hysteria" around sell-by dates.
(This from a people who thrive on "lutefisk".)
From the Aftenposten news site.
My first thought was Is the meat 10 yrs. old or was the mutton sheep that age at slaughter? Makes a big difference. Well, maybe not...mutton's nasty no matter what! Just a matter of translation, I reckon.