Wednesday, April 4, 2012
While washing the dishes I realized that the luncheon meat I ate for dinner wasn't actually made by the company Spam, but rather some other company I never heard of. I guess I grabbed the wrong can from the shelf in the rush of things earlier. I'm fine trying out new companies, but with all the recent stories of tainted food, questionable food products like that "pink slime," I'm a little hesitant to try out food from manufacturers I never heard of or no know nothing about their track record.
The can says that this was made in the US, therefore conforming to US food manufacturing standards. However, there's something funny about the can's overall design that cause me to have some doubt about that "Product of USA" statement. I can't pinpoint it exactly, but the can looks like something you'd find at 99 cents store... not that there's anything wrong with buying food at a 99 cents store. It's just that the quality of stuff there is usually not the best. You get what you paid for.
I think this is one of those incidents where the can was made in the US, but the contents were created somewhere else. If that's the case, then is true technically, but a bit misleading.