Pentagon recalls Thanksgiving MREs contaminated with real turkey
Troops were almost hurt.
Editor’s note: Duffel Blog will return with new content on Monday after a short holiday break. Until then, we’re sharing Thanksgiving-related articles from our archive. Here’s a story we first published on Nov. 23, 2016. Enjoy!
By Danger Close
QUANTICO, Va. — The Pentagon on Wednesday issued an emergency recall of more than 750,000 Meals, Ready to Eat after it was discovered the rations had been contaminated with real turkey.
"Shredded Tryptophan-Induced Poultry Product in Gravy Sauce," deemed item 12 in the latest batch of MREs shipped across the globe last week, was found to contain "an almost 100% contamination rate" among the boxes shipped out across the military.
"We can't just allow our service men and women to be exposed to such harmful substances," Army Col. James McDoughery said. "I mean, it's one thing to inhale a cubic pound of 7-ton exhaust every day or to have abnormal amounts of diesel fuel in a unit’s water supply from time to time. But the kind of damage it would cause if …
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