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2009-07-14 12:16:01

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the expansion of a June 24 recall of assorted Swift-brand beef products. The FSIS said the JBS Swift Beef Co. of Greeley, Colo., is voluntarily expanding the recall from 41,280 pounds of its beef products to approximately 380,000 pounds that might be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The FSIS said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported its investigation into 24 illnesses in multiple states suggests at least 18...

2008-08-09 18:00:19

By DONNA GOODISON State officials have linked seven E. coli cases to ground beef from local Whole Foods Markets eaten by the affected persons last month. The Department of Public Health has advised consumers not to eat any fresh ground-beef products purchased from a Whole Foods store from June 2 to Aug. 6. The warning applies to ground beef and ground- beef patties from the stores' meat counter and prepackaged meat cooler. The DPH said preliminary findings indicate that despite a July 3...

2006-05-08 07:24:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday said that an Oklahoma-based company has voluntarily recalled 156,235 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The company, Fadler, Southwest Food Distributors, LLC of Tulsa, has voluntarily recalled beef products produced on various dates between February 6 and May 3. The problem was discovered through routine product testing on beef patty products that were distributed to retail...

2006-04-12 14:52:10

ABERDEEN, South Dakota (Reuters) - A federal court jury in South Dakota on Wednesday found against three of the largest U.S. beef companies in a class-action cattle pricing suit filed by three cattle producers. The jury recommended fines of $4 million against Tyson Foods Inc.; $3 million against Cargill Meat Solutions, a unit of Cargill Inc.; and $2.25 million against Swift & Co. A fourth company named in the suit, National Beef Packing Co., was cleared. The three producers...

2006-04-03 21:57:31

ABERDEEN, South Dakota (Reuters) - Roger Koch, a Nebraska cattle producer, testified in federal court on Monday that because of beef price reporting errors in 2001 by the U.S. Agriculture Department he lost $48 a head on cattle he sold at that time. Koch and two other cattlemen are suing the nation's four largest beef companies claiming they knew of the errors and used that knowledge to depress the prices they paid for cattle. If the errors had not of occurred, Koch claimed he would...

2005-08-13 14:55:10

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Top U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. has denied claims of racial discrimination after being sued over two black employees who complained about the posting of a "Whites Only" sign on a bathroom at a poultry plant in Ashland, Alabama. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Tyson on Thursday, saying two black employees were disciplined after complaining about the sign. "We're surprised and disappointed by this legal action and firmly believe the...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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