Porterhouse Pork?


Possibly following the lead of the fish industry, cattle and pork groups are trying to change the names of certain products, apparently with the intent of getting more people to eat of their products:

New meat names mean bye bye, pork chop; hello, ribeye

BBQ fans, brace yourselves: “Pork butt” will soon be a thing of the past.

In an effort to boost sales going into the 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.

The revised nomenclature emerged after two years of consumer research, which found that the labels on packages of fresh cuts of pork and beef are confusing, said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for trade group National Pork Board.

A stroll down the meat aisle had become baffling for shoppers looking for a steak. When they would see packages of “butler steak” or “beef shoulder top blade steak, boneless, flat iron” — they would walk away, said Trevor Amen, director of market intelligence for the Beef Checkoff Program.

So the National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff Program, with the blessing of officials with USDA, got the nod to update the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards, or URMIS. Though the URMIS system is voluntary, most U.S. food retailers use it. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-04-03/business/chi-bye-bye-pork-chop-hello-ribeye-20130403_1_national-pork-board-pork-cuts-pork-chop

Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be ‘Pork Chop’

Pork’s most popular cuts don’t have snazzy names. At least, not until now.

Coming soon to a grocery store near you are the New York chop, the porterhouse chop and the sirloin chop. Yes, pork is borrowing some of the nomenclature of beef cuts…

The changes should be introduced at grocery stores around the country this summer, just in time for grilling season.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/04/176149219/hello-my-name-is-porterhouse-chop-i-used-to-be-pork-chop

Following the example of Jesus and His disciples, we in the Continuing Church of God do not intentionally consume pork.  We do not accept that a bishop of the Church of Rome had the authority to change this in the late second century as they claim (Protestants have essentially followed the practice of the Greco-Roman changes here, not actually realizing that this was a change by the Greco-Romans, not the original apostles or their faithful followers).

Calling pork chops, “porterhouse chops,” will be confusing, both in supermarkets and in restaurants.  I am disappointed that many of these name changes are being allowed.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The New Testament Church and Unclean Meats Are foods considered to have been unclean in the Old Testament considered to be food in the New Testament? This article discusses this from the perspective of the New Testament. It also has a list of clean and unclean animals. It also answers the question, is pork healthy or is pork dangerous?
UK Study Supports Daniel Diet Daniel and his companions looked better eating more vegetables and avoiding strange meats. Has modern science confirmed this?
Obesity and Prophecy Does the Bible warn about the consequences of being obese? Is overeating dangerous? Is gluttony condemned?
Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse What is the pale horse of death and pestilences? What will it bring and when?

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