Nutriloafs in Prisons and More

In today's Media Mix, cooking kits, plus March Madness food bets

The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.

"Nutriloaf" Causes Uproar in Federal Prisons: After one inmate at a Milwaukee prison became violently sick after eating the "skid meat" scraps, a federal appeals court is considering making the prison staple unconstitutional. [TIME]

Kansas, Kentucky Governors Bet Food on March Madness: Now that Kentucky's won the tourney, Governor Steve Beshear will donate a Kentucky country ham as part of a wager with Kansas Governor Gov. Sam Brownback. (If Kansas had won, he would have donated beef to a local food bank.) [Kansas City Star]

New Poultry Slaughterhouse Proposal: If it passes, it will be up to the owners of slaughterhouses to inspect "kill lines" and make sure the chickens are OK to eat — not USDA inspectors. Animal activists and food safety advocates are up in arms. [Mother Jones]

Cooking Kits, the New Frozen Meal: It's not a self-heating meal, but it'll do: the company Scratch has launched ready-to-cook meals in the U.K., making recipes like chicken tikka masala a cinch for those challenged in the kitchen. [Guardian]

Wire Grilling Brushes Could Make You Sick: A Rhode Island hospital admitted six people between 2009 and 2010 who were ill because they ingested the tiny wires from popular griling brushes. [NPR/ The Salt]