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jeffsee
04-04-2013, 10:23 AM
According to this article (http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-meat-industry-renames-cuts-pork-chops-are-now-ribeyes-1C9213219), "In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal."

Thoughts?

SmokinJohn
04-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Sounds like a pork-barrel project to me.

If they want more sizzle, try dropping the prices.

bigabyte
04-04-2013, 10:31 AM
Sounds to me like all those folks who are following recipes will no longer be able to find the cut of meat they need for their recipe any more because it is labeled something completely different.

Should be good for some laughs.

I think they shoudl just rename them to "Absolute Pleasure" and "Pure Taste of Heaven" and stuff like that. To hell with all these silly names like "ribeye" and crap. They could charge a lot more for a piece of Heaven.

SmokinJohn
04-04-2013, 10:50 AM
This is going to eff up comp team / rub / domain names....

Rubbin' Butts => Rubbin' Roasts
ButtRub.com => RoastRub.com
Butt Naked BBQ => Roast Naked BBQ.

Can't we do something about this? Can't we stage a sit-in?

Can't we sit on our Roasts until the council agrees to stop the name change?

Who's with me?

dwfisk
04-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Oh no! If they are doin this they are prolly gonna change butts to shoulder or roast too. What's I like Bigbutts gonna do for a handle?

Bigdog
04-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Was this suggested by our friend Ginger? Another feather in the cap of the MOINK industry.:crazy:

bigabyte
04-04-2013, 11:07 AM
I'm looking forward to a Pork Chuckie!:thumb:

flyingbassman5
04-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Same thread started last night..

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157839

I think its stupid and wasteful and just another wrench shoved into the gears of the already confusing meat packing industry.

deguerre
04-04-2013, 11:27 AM
So, did they rename tri tip "mystery meat"?

Wampus
04-04-2013, 11:29 AM
So, did they rename tri tip "mystery meat"?

ONLY if cooked like a brisket.....:rolleyes:

bigabyte
04-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Well fark, they missed a perfect opportunity. It says they are NOT going to rename any chicken parts, but I for one am pretty sure that Wings should be called Chicken Bacon.

Hmmm...maybe they are going to change bacon to Pork Wings instead?:noidea:

bigabyte
04-04-2013, 11:54 AM
Does this mean that they will finally start giving better names to those confusing Beef Ribs? Ginger and I can't wait to have some Beef Babybacks and Beef Spares.

Oldyote
04-04-2013, 12:06 PM
Somehow retooling 350 names in a completely voluntary system seems counter to improving ease of use.

But ground beef is still ground beef and chicken breast is still chicken breast so at least I know I won't starve.

Gulf Coast Blue
04-04-2013, 12:18 PM
According to this article (http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-meat-industry-renames-cuts-pork-chops-are-now-ribeyes-1C9213219), "In an effort to boost sales just ahead of the U.S. grilling season, and make shopping at the meat counter a bit easier, the pork and beef industries are retooling more than 350 names of meat cuts to give them more sizzle and consumer appeal."

Thoughts?

I think I am getting to old to learn any new stuff......except for cooking it....

Joel

colonel00
04-04-2013, 12:19 PM
But ground beef is still ground beef and chicken breast is still chicken breast so at least I know I won't starve.

And, if you had ground chicken breast you could make chicken burgers :thumb:

bigabyte
04-04-2013, 12:47 PM
And, if you had ground chicken breast you could make chicken burgers :thumb:
You mean burgers that just so happen to be made from chicken, right?

JS-TX
04-04-2013, 01:44 PM
You know what they say - if it ain't broke...

deguerre
04-04-2013, 01:55 PM
You know what they say - if it ain't broke...

Break it. Sorry, old gubmnent joke...

teej
04-04-2013, 02:42 PM
I heard on the radio that they are going to be adding cooking directions to the label too. I imagine that will result in some over cooked flavorless meat.

HookedOnQ
04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
You know what they say - if it ain't broke...

I agree if its been working for all these years than leave well enough alone