Apparently, the COMPO rations (to give them their real name) aren't "fit for human consumption" under USDA rules concerning meat products imported from Britain, so these ration packs will be destroyed.
Yeah, okay, tell you what. Why don't we just ask the people for who this food was intended if they give a flying monkey's chuff about USDA regulations?
BSE and vCJD levels are higher in the USA than they have ever been in the UK, and meat from the UK is now processed in a way that eliminates almost any possible chance of contamination, unlike US meat.
But, sure, burn the meat. Let them eat cake.
Mirror.co.uk - News - EXCLUSIVE: UP IN FLAMES:
"EXCLUSIVE: UP IN FLAMES
Tons of British aid donated to help Hurricane Katrina victims to be BURNED by Americans
From Ryan Parry, US Correspondent in New York
HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.
US red tape is stopping it from reaching hungry evacuees.
Instead tons of the badly needed Nato ration packs, the same as those eaten by British troops in Iraq, has been condemned as unfit for human consumption."