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Salmonella-tainted ground beef sickens 120 in 22 states

At least 120 people in 22 states have been sickened with Salmonella infections after eating ground beef sold in several large chain stores including Walmart and Sam’s Club, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. About 6.5 million pounds of the raw meat, distributed by JBS Tolleson Inc., of Arizona, was recalled earlier this month after the contamination was identified. Among the 120 sickened, 33 have been hospitalized with severe infections. To date, no deaths have been reported. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The ... Read More

Multistate E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Ground Beef From Massachusetts Company

Ground beef, veal, and bison products from a Massachusetts company are being recalled after a multi-state outbreak of E. coli illnesses, federal officials announced Saturday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that seven confirmed E. coli illnesses, including five that required hospitalization, were linked to ground beef from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Mass. Three illnesses stemming from the Adams Farm beef were reported in Mass., two cases were reported in Connecticut, one in Pennsylvania, and one in West Virginia. The contaminated products were sold to farmer’s markets, retail locations and restaurants in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and ... Read More

College student sues meat packing plant after E. Coli poisoning

Kalamazoo college student Rachel Tamminga is suing a meat packing plant after hamburgers she consumed at two local restaurants landed her in the hospital for six days. The meat was linked to a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef processed by Wolverine Packing Co. in Detroit due to E. Coli contamination. The affected ground beef was sold to restaurants in four states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The recall was later extended to the rest of the U.S. after it was determined that the meat was shipped to distributors who may have sold it to individuals. At ... Read More

Almost 1.8 million pounds of ground beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Nearly 1.8 million pounds of ground beef is being recalled because it may contain the bacteria E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The affected products involve Wolverine Packing Co. ground beef sold for restaurant use in four states – Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The affected meat was also distributed to institutions such as the Department of Defense and the National School Lunch Program. Recalled packages are marked with the number “EST. 2574B” and have a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MMDD14” between “03 31 14” and “04 18 14.” ... Read More

Ground beef recalled nationwide for possible E.coli contamination

National Beef Packing Company, based in Liberal, Kan., has recalled 50,100 pounds of ground beef products distributed nationwide due to possible contamination with E.coli O157:H7. The products were produced on July 18, 2013, and shipped in 40 to 60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors. No illnesses have been reported at this time. The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). All recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The following products are subject to the recall: 10 lb. chub of ... Read More

“Reluctant whistleblower” tells Reuters about pink slime in ground beef

The national outrage over chemically treated meat scraps dubbed “pink slime” and sold to unsuspecting consumers as ground beef started with a disapproving email written by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) microbiologist to a colleague. According to Reuters, in 2002 USDA food scientist Gerald Zimstein was assigned to a project analyzing ground beef products and what was being added to them. Mr. Zimstein was thus familiar with the Beef Industry’s efforts to get approval on a product it called “finely textured ground beef,” which is made by grinding connective tissue and other meat scrap products into a paste and ... Read More

Ground beef products recalled at Winn-Dixie, Publix, Kroger grocery stores

Three major grocery store chains in the Southeastern United States are recalling more than 60,000 pounds of beef after the Ohio Department of Agriculture found E. coli bacteria in the meat during routine testing. E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that causes bloody diarrhea, dehydration and other problems. Young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems are most susceptible to infection. No illnesses have been reported to date. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc., and Kroger Co., announced the recalls, saying that the problems trace back to the National Beef Packing Co. in Dodge City, Kansas. ... Read More

Death, illnesses trigger ground beef recall

More than a half million pounds of ground beef have been recalled by the New York manufacturer after one person died and others were sickened after consuming the meat, which was possibly contaminated with E.coli. The recall was initiated by Fairbanks Farms and includes ground beef, meatloaf and meatball mix with the sell-by dates from September 19-28 and sold under brands such as Trader Joe’s Butcher Shop Fine Quality Meats, Giant Meatloaf & Meatball Mix, and BJ’s Lean Ground Beef, contains 7 percent fat. The recall includes the following products: ACME Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 through 09/28/09) Wild Harvest ... Read More