Kevin Gates Says There's No Beef with Boosie, But Issues Deadly Warning – TMZ

Kevin Gates

No Beef with Boosie …

But I'll Do Life if Anyone Crosses Me

1/15/2019 12:50 AM PST


Kevin Gates claims everything’s cool with fellow Louisiana rapper Boosie now, but he has a warning shot to anyone else thinking about doing him dirty.

The Baton Rouge MC sat down with Raquel Harper for a new episode of BET’s “Raq Rants,” and he insists rumors of a long-standing feud with Boosie are overblown. Boosie was tried and acquitted in the murder of one of Kevin’s rap affiliates.

Kevin now claims he doesn’t have problems with anyone, but also told Raq … he wouldn’t hesitate to “do a life sentence” if anyone tests him. 

You gotta see how he says it. It’s pretty intense, especially because his toddler son was sitting right next to him at the time.

For what it’s worth, Boosie did seem to confirm they’d squashed all hate last year by recruiting Kevin to play his music festival.

Check out Kevin’s full interview on “Raq Rants,” Tuesday night at 11 PM on BET. On the West Coast, if you have Dish or DirecTV, it’s on at 8 PM.

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Can Meat Demand Pull Additional Beef and Pork Supplies Through 2019? – Drovers Magazine

Meat cases are getting fuller, with livestock and poultry production continuing to expand. And all those extra animals mean there’s continued demand for feed supplies in 2019.

“We’re anticipating continued growth in all of the meats—beef, pork and poultry in 2019,” Derrell Peel told Chip Flory on AgriTalk Thursday. While the year-over-year pace might be a bit more modest than we saw in 2018, feed demand is likely to tick up as a result in the new year.

 “Pork production is probably growing the strongest across the board,” Peel said. “Beef numbers are beginning to moderate a little bit, although the Dec. 1 Cattle on Feed inventory was the highest we’ve had since 2007. So, we’re working with significantly bigger numbers than we’ve had in the cattle industry for some time.”


Greg Henderson, editor of, said it’s no surprise there will be more meat and poultry supplies in 2019. With pork growth estimated to be up 5% and beef up 3% this year, “we’re putting a lot of meat in front of consumers and demand has got to hold,” Henderson said.

“One of the estimates that I saw on economic growth here in the U.S. 1.7% GDP growth. I would I think it’s a little conservative,” added Chip Flory, host of AgriTalk and economist for Farm Journal. “And it would suggest that while we have seen excellent demand for red meat here in the country, that it might start the back off just a little bit.”

How will this affect feed demand?

Feeding decisions will hinge on profitability, Henderson says.

“Pork producers are right at breakeven right now. Beef producers are making about $100 a head for cattle coming out of the feedlots. If you look at the closeouts right now, just the grain prices are about $25 per animal more than a year ago,” he added.

Beef Profit Tracker: Feeder, Packer Margins Steady

Pork Profit Tracker: Margins Even Tighter

“The thing that has driven the price of total feeding up is that feeder cattle prices have not come down any. We will probably see those feeder cattle prices come down a little if those margins tend to continue to tighten,” Henderson says.

“So I think the grain demand is basically based on how the pork producers and the beef producers fair with their finished product.”

Related Content: Listen to the full episode of AgriTalk. 

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Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown' – Phys.Org

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) plans to roll out new drone monitoring equipment at major airports across the country next month.

Australia will introduce new surveillance technology for a “crackdown” on drones next year, aviation authorities said Monday, as concerns mount over their increasing prevalence in public areas.

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) plans to roll out new monitoring equipment at major airports across the country next month.

The technology has the ability to identify a drone, its serial number and the location of the controller while in flight, CASA communications manager Peter Gibson told AFP.

“We can identify therefore who is flying it,” he said.

The technology, coupled with new registration requirements, will “dramatically” change the way rules relating to drones are enforced, Gibson added.

“2019 will be a drone safety crackdown,” he said.

While the new equipment has been in planning for some time, the incident last week at London’s Gatwick airport—which saw nearly 140,000 passengers affected by three days of disruption after reports of drone sightings—”highlights the importance of having this capability”, Gibson said.

Officials will also roll out a drone registration scheme in mid-2019, so that authorities can better track who is flying them and advise of proper safety precautions.

The new mobile tracking technology will be used in “known drone hotspots” like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which has seen a concerning rise of drones operating in a restricted area, Gibson said.

Authorities will have greater powers to conduct safety checks, he said, and increased ability to issue fines of up to Aud$10,000 (USD$7,000) for those in breach of the rules.

“In 2019 it could be very expensive doing the wrong thing with your drone,” Gibson said.

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Flights suspended again at London Gatwick after drone report

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87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

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  1. 87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
  2. Beef recall expands due to Salmonella
  3. JBS Tolleson Beef Recall Expands  9&10 News
  4. Recalled ground beef sickening more people  WILX-TV
  5. 12 Million pounds of Salmonella tainted beef recalled
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Beef jerky on your holiday shopping list? – Prince William Times

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Beef jerky on your holiday shopping list?
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That's right. Beef jerky. The Beef Jerky Outlet serves dozens of varieties and sizes of “premium” jerky even in exotic meats such as kangaroo, venison and elk and “specialty flavors” such as moonshine and Cajun, according to a Potomac Mills news release.

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100000 lbs of ground beef recalled after sample tests positive for E. coli – WFLA

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Almost 100,000 lbs of ground beef is being recalled over concerns it might be contaminated with E. coli.

On Nov. 15, USDA inspectors visited Swift Beef Company in Utah after a ground beef sample tested positive for E. coli. 

USDA inspectors (FSIS) confirmed that Swift Beef Company was the sole source supplier for the ground beef products. 

Swift Beef Co. is recalling approximately 99,260 pounds of raw non-intact ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 (See labels here).

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 2,000 lb. – bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415.
  • 8-10 lb. – plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 628” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail distributors for further processing and food service distributors for institutional use in locations in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.   

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
Consumers may call the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333. 

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Cash-Strapped Argentines Won't Give Up Their Beloved Beef – Bloomberg

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In the sixth-largest ranching nation, grilled beef is so ingrained in culinary and social habits that consumption is proving resilient to belt-tightening. Argentines wolfed down their famed grilled cuts at an annualized rate of 57.7 kilograms (127

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Could the Peach State Become the Beef State? – Wine Spectator

Chef Linton Hopkins wants to create a Kobe-level beef industry in Athens, Ga. Here’s what that means

Authentic Kobe beef, among the most sought-after in the world, is low in supply and high in demand. To be classified as Kobe, it needs to come from the Tajima-gyu strain of the Japanese Black breed of Wagyu cattle, which must be born, raised and processed in Japan’s Hyogo prefecture (whose capital city is Kobe) in accordance with strict regulations regarding the animal’s diet and lifestyle, as well as the quality, weight and marbling of the meat.

Wagyu, the greater category to which Kobe belongs, simply refers to four major breeds of Japanese cattle. It’s a legitimate type of beef sold in the United States—unlike Kobe, a term that is unregulated here. While you’ve probably seen Kobe on menus, it is generally a marketing-driven misnomer.

Enter Georgia chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins, whose portfolio of Atlanta restaurants includes C. Ellet’s steak house and Restaurant Eugene, which holds a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence. After recently discerning Athens, Ga., to be on the same latitudinal axis as Hyogo, with a similar warm, muggy climate, he began to wonder: Might Athens be sitting on Kobe-grade beef terroir?

Today, Hopkins is working with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to pioneer what he says could become the U.S. beef industry’s first Kobe-level subcategory. Though true Kobe will always be from Japan, he hopes to create an agricultural and regulatory system in its image here in Georgia.

To be successful, the project will entail years of painstaking work, both at the farm and legislative level, including a raft of state regulations and a new quality standard. Hopkins and state Department of Agriculture commissioner Gary Black are currently laying the groundwork for a tiny, two-steer pilot.

Why would a chef like Hopkins attempt such a massively complicated undertaking? He says it comes down to building community along the chain of Georgia meat distribution. “I’m not just one single finger,” he says. “I’m a fist, I’m part of a hand, and I recognize my success as a finger depends on the other four.” With any luck, the eventual development of Georgia Kobe will not only give him and his fellow restaurateurs an exciting new product to play with, it will raise the bar for cattle farmers, butchers, beef distributors and restaurant-goers in Georgia.

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Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Recalls Beef and Poultry Products due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes … – (press release)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2018 – Ruiz Food Products, Inc., a Denison, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors nationwide.            

The problem was discovered on October 16, 2018 when Ruiz Food products, Inc. received notification that the diced onions used in the production of their beef and cheese taquitos was being recalled by their supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Pat Summers, Media Relations, at (559) 285-1100.  Consumers may contact the Ruiz Food Products, Inc. Consumer Hotline at 1-800-772-6474.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

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Beef Recalled From Major Retailers – KCWY 13 Where News Comes First

Many popular grocery chains may have sold beef contaminated with E-Coli.

Members of the United States Department of Agriculture say some of the 66 tons of ground beef recalled last week may been sold nationwide at stores including target, Safeway, and Sam’s Club.

Cargill Meat solutions re-called more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef September 19th because of possible contamination.

Officials are concerned some shoppers may have purchased the beef products and put them in their freezer.

Consumers who have bought ground beef from these store chains are urged to not eat them.

The USDA said that not all stores necessarily received the contaminated beef, and there may be additional retailers that received the product.

At least on person had died and another 17 have gotten sick according to the USDA and Centers for Disease Control staffs.

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