Floyd Mayweather Reignites 50 Cent Beef – XXLMAG.COM

The beef between frienemies Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent has been dormant for a little while but all it takes is the wind blowing to stir up some problems between the entertainers. Seemingly out of nowhere, on Saturday (Aug. 10), Floyd decided to take a shot at the Queens rap mogul.

Floyd hopped on Instagram and delivered a fully laid-out dissertation on his perception of the downfall of 50’s career, which the boxer thinks started with him losing the famous battle with Kanye West over the first week sales of their 2007 albums Curtis and Graduation.

“It was only 4 shots that ended Curtis 🐀 Jackson rap career,” Floyd began before delivering the break down.

“1. You tried desperately to revive your career by going head to head with Kanye West and got dragged publicly, taking a unanimous decision loss,” Floyd wrote. “2. Jay Z been killing the champagne game with Ace of Spade selling worldwide at premium prices for well over a decade, while Curtis got a bottle with a cheap chess piece on it that taste like shampoo,” he added next.

Mayweather then attempted to clown 50’s business endeavors in headphones and vodka.

“3. Beats by Dre headphones was a home run smash, we all know that, but what the fuck was Curtis’s SMS Audio headphones? That was some straight bullshit the FEDs had something to do with. Those are snitch headphones, you can be in your car and hear the people’s conversation in the vehicle next to you,” he asserted. “4.Diddy got Ciroc and its still selling worldwide and you can’t find Efen in no stores and it’s well known the shit taste like rubbing alcohol.”

It is unclear what sparked Floyd’s post. 50 has a performance in Mayweather’s neck of the woods in Las Vegas tonight. Fif’ has yet to respond, but it shouldn’t take long.

Check out Floyd’s post below.

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Are Fake-Meat Burgers Finally as Good as Beef? – Lifehacker Australia

The humble veggie burger has come a long way in the past few years.

With the rise of the ambitiously named “Impossible” and “Beyond” burgers, many people are wondering if these meat substitutes are finally convincing enough to replace real beef at a summer cookout.

So we got our hands on a beef burger, an Impossible burger, and a Beyond burger and had the Lifehacker staff taste and grade them.


Visually, many thought that the Impossible burger looked more like meat than the actual meat (it is developed to be red in the middle and bleed). The Beyond burger was very clearly fake meat from the first look. However, taste is where these plant-based patties shine. Do you prefer beef because it tastes like beef, or are you open to something with a slightly different flavor profile than you’re used to?

In the video above, check out the staff’s analysis of the burgers and the final taste test scores.


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BEEF expands its Rally™ Footprint with Sturgis® Beef Throw Down event – Tri-State Livestock News

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) looks to expand beef demand through a continued partnership with the City of Sturgis as the official meat of the 2019 Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally™. The venue allows beef to reach nearly a half million consumers from all over the world throughout the ten- day event scheduled for August 2-11, 2019.

New to the event this year is the “Sturgis® Beef Throw Down.” Join the fun as we travel the beautiful Black Hills area with FoodNetwork professional chef Justin Warner. Warner will be judging destination location restaurant’s signature beef dish alongside designated South Dakota beef producers!

The “Sturgis® Beef Throw Down” judging will take place August 5-7, 2019 with the winner announced at noon MST on August 8th during the 79th Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally™ on the Rally™ Point Stage. The winning restaurant will receive a trophy to display in their establishment as well as team slot in the Sanford International Senior PGA Pro-Am tour taking place September 18-19, 2019 in Sioux Falls, SD.

“We really wanted to expand our footprint with the Rally this year so we worked alongside the City of Sturgis in the development of the “Sturgis® Beef Throw Down,” states Suzy Geppert, SDBIC Executive Director. “We know that one of the main draws for Rally attendees is the beauty of the Black Hills in western South Dakota and many of them spend a lot of time on their bikes touring. We wanted to be able to allow attendees the ability to incorporate beef into their experience so we established an opportunity to do just that.”

Rally attendees will have an opportunity to take an optional “Sturgis® Beef Throw Down” tour. Attendees will start when they check in at the Sturgis® headquarters where they will be given a Sturgis® Beef Throw Down Passport that contains all participating restaurants. Attendees will then travel to participating restaurants and purchase the signature beef dish at each location on the map. The restaurant will stamp the passport to confirm the signature beef dish was ordered. Participants bring the stamped passport back to Rally™ Point for a chance to win one of five prize packages that include $100 up to $500 in Beef Bucks alongside beef swag! Attendees must have a minimum of three destination locations stamped to qualify for entry! Passports may also be downloaded at sdbeef.org.

Participating restaurants include Red Rock in Wall, Alpine Inn in Hill City, FLYT in Deadwood, Baker’s Bakery & Café in Custer, Country Side Grill in Rapid City, T-Grille in Deadwood, Knuckle in Sturgis, Loud American in Sturgis, Sliders Bar & Grille in Rapid City and Vertex Sky Bar in Rapid City.

The SDBIC will once again participate in the Mayor’s Ride and the VIP Social on Monday August 5th as a sponsor of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™.

For more information please visit http://www.sdbeef.org or follow us on Facebook!

–South Dakota Beef Industry Council

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Pork and Beef Exports Rebound in May; Volume and Value Reach 2019 Highs – Hoosier Ag Today

May exports of U.S. pork and beef were steady with last year’s strong volumes and increased year-over-year in value. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says pork exports totaled 218,000 metric tons in May, steady with last year’s pace, while value increased one percent to $567 million, the highest monthly value total since April 2018.

For January through May, pork exports were still four percent below last year in volume and down 10 percent in value to $2.57 billion. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom called the May pork exports “very encouraging, especially the renewed momentum in Japan and China/Hong Kong.”

May beef exports were also steady year-over-year in volume at  117,500 metric tons, while export value increased one percent to $727.6 million, the second-highest on record, trailing only the August 2018 total of $751.7 million. For January through May, exports were three percent below last year’s record pace in volume, but only slightly lower in value at $3.3 billion.

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Tyson seeks waiver from FSIS to modernize Kansas beef plant – Food Safety News

­The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is learning that if you want something, you should ask for it. FSIS wants a beef plant to explore modernization through a waiver process, and Tyson Foods has offered its Holcomb, KS, beef operation as a candidate.

While FSIS reportedly has been working “at a high level” on beef slaughter modernization, there is no 25-year history of pilot projects in beef as there was with poultry and swine.

According to the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), FSIS leadership and the beef industry want to take knives away from inspectors, reduce overall inspection staffing, and support freedom for innovation and flexibility by “letting HACCP work.”

Tyson Foods has submitted a waiver request that involves evaluating slaughter inspection based on its Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for the Holcomb production plant.

FSIS is reviewing the waiver request. It cannot adversely affect the safety of the product, FSIS personnel, interfere with inspection procedures, or conflict with the Federal Meat Inspection Act or its associated regulations.

Tyson’s letter to FSIS mentions the lack of a HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) for beef. If granted the waiver, Tyson said its employees could take over postmortem, pre-sort activities, including identifying and trimming out isolated defects and identifying conditions for additional review by a public health veterinarian.

Opponents of these efforts say it amounts to privatizing some of the inspection process. The FSIS insists its personnel are the only people doing inspections required by law.

The FSIS had two roundtable meetings in May 2018 to collect feedback on how the agency could modernize beef inspection. With its final rule on poultry modernization adopted and its swine modernization final rule pending, beef is next up on the agency’s list of tasks.

Tyson operates 12 beef plants, 9 hog facilities and 50 poultry plants.  During 2018, on average Tyson’s beef slaughter was 133,000 head per week.

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China Boosts Beef Imports as Killer Hog Virus Blights Pork – Yahoo Finance

China Boosts Beef Imports as Killer Hog Virus Blights Pork

(Bloomberg) — With African swine fever carving a big chunk out of China’s hog herds, the world’s biggest meat consumer is turning to other types of locally produced and imported protein.

Hefty beef shipments from Australia signal that people in China are already switching away from pork to cattle meat, according to Alyssa Badger, director of global operations at HighGround Dairy in Chicago. And Ireland may increase beef exports to the country as well, she said.

Chinese beef imports have surged, with the world’s largest pork market buying 128,920 tons in April, 75% more than a year earlier. Meanwhile, the price of beef has risen, with one kilogram of meat costing 60.23 yuan, 6% higher than in August when the country reported its first outbreak of the hog disease.

With the increasing cost of beef, people have been shifting to other protein-rich foods such as chicken and eggs. Wens Foodstuffs Group, the biggest pork breeder, has agreed to buy a majority stake in a local chicken producer on expectations that demand will expand given poultry’s relatively lower cost.

At the same time, China’s farmers may be starting to slaughter their own dairy cows for beef, Badger said, noting that the country’s fluid milk and cream imports reached a record high in April.

“With the lower availability of pork and rising chicken prices, culling domestic cows seems sensible,” she said.

(Adds beef imports and prices in third paragraph.)

–With assistance from Niu Shuping.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lydia Mulvany in Chicago at lmulvany2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: James Attwood at jattwood3@bloomberg.net, Reg Gale, Joe Carroll

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Beef thieves allegedly packed $100's worth of coveted Japanese Wagyu beef inside a purse, ran from Berkeley store – KGO-TV

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — Shoplifters in Berkeley allegedly stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of high-quality Japanese beef.

The owner of the Tokyo Fish Market caught one of the suspects stuffing the beef inside a purse.

Looking around and moving fast these alleged thieves were was caught stealing around $300 dollars’ worth of pristine Japanese beef, also known as Wagyu.

The Japanese A5 Wagyu is hard to come by and the owner of Berkley’s Tokyo Fish Market believes the alleged thieves knew this.

“This piece of meat right here is $89.99 a pound,” said Guy Crims from The Butcher Shop in San Francisco.

The owner of Tokyo’s Fish Market said his employees confronted the alleged thieves, but they denied the allegations. Minutes later they were caught on camera running out of the store and handing off the purse with the beef to a third person.

The store owner who did not want to be identified said he filed a police report and confirmed other thieves also tried to steal Wagyu beef this week but left empty-handed.

“He ordered like $250 worth of stuff and then we gave him that and ice and it was easy to spot it because it was pretty big. 5-10 minutes later someone else was holding it,” said Tokyo’s Fish Market

“The Butcher Shop” in San Francisco is the largest retailer of Japanese A5 Wagyu in the Western Hemisphere. Guy Crims is the managing partner of the coveted beef shop and says this type of beef is like fine wine.

“The reason why is so expensive is because it’s imported over from Japan. It’s flown into the United States and the amount of production is very low. This particular type of Wagyu is only about 100 animals who are sold for export every year,” said Crims.

After this incident, Tokyo’s Fish Market changed its policy and now customers have to pay for the beef before picking it up from the deli. Some employees believe the thieves might have not even enjoyed the beef the right way.

“I mean the only thing is that if they didn’t bring ice it probably melt it by the time they ran away with it,” said Wong.

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E. Coli Beef Outbreak Hospitalizes Hundreds – Fatherly

Nearly 200 people have been infected by the E. coli outbreak that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes is linked to ground beef, spurring a massive nationwide recall.

“A total of 196 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from 10 states,” the CDC explained in an update on Monday. “Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that ground beef is the likely source of this outbreak… Some ground beef has been recalled, but more product contaminated with E. coli O103 may still be on the market or in freezers.”


The outbreak, which began on March 28 when E. coli was detected in a restaurant in Tennessee, has affected the following states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.

So far, no deaths have been reported but 28 people have been hospitalized due to the outbreak, two of which had a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Officials urge people who have consumed ground beef to contact their healthcare provider if they exhibit symptoms of E. coli which include stomach cramps and diarrhea.

While the CDC has yet to identify the specific source of the contamination, two companies have announced recalls to date:

  • Grant Park Packing recalled 53,200 pounds of bulk raw ground beef products which were shipped to Minnesota and Kentucky.
  • K2D Foods (known as Colorado Premium Foods) recalled 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products which were shipped to cities in Florida and Georgia for use in restaurants.

For more information on the recalls or the outbreak, customers can visit the CDC’s website or call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.


The CDC said that it is continuing to investigate the outbreak. However, in the meantime, the agency advises people to make sure they’re handling and storing ground beef properly and never eating raw or undercooked meat.

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