Reuters AlertNet – U.S. rejects Katrina meals, offers them to others

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday offered needy countries more than 330,000 packaged meals donated by Britain to feed Hurricane Katrina victims but rejected due to a U.S. ban on British beef.
State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said the “Meals Ready to Eat,” or MREs, had been held in a warehouse in Little Rock, Arkansas, for more than a month after U.S. Agriculture Department officials said they could not be distributed in the United States because they contained British beef products.
Reuters AlertNet – U.S. rejects Katrina meals, offers them to others