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2011-04-05 18:16:31

Burgers, meat loaf and other lean ground beef favorites may be made from "trim," the meat that's left over after steaks and roasts have been carved from a side of beef. A study conducted several years ago to ensure that imported beef trim is safe to eat has led to an ongoing collaboration between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists who conducted the research and colleagues from Uruguay, which exports this in-demand beef. Microbiologist Joseph M. (Mick) Bosilevac with USDA's...

2010-08-08 17:32:38

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday that a Modesto, California meat company is recalling about one million pounds of ground beef patties and bulk ground beef after the meat was linked to seven illnesses from the e.coli O157:H7 bacteria. Valley Meat Company produced the meat from October 2, 2009 to January 12 and distributed it to retail and food service firms in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, and internationally. The products bear the establishment number "EST. 8268" and...

2010-03-18 12:00:00

"Could Your Lunch Kill You?" Protest Shines Spotlight on Need for New Meat Regulations WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- S.T.O.P. - Safe Tables Our Priority and victims of foodborne illness called upon the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize as adulterants six other potentially deadly types of E. coli bacteria in addition to the notorious E. coli O157:H7 that is currently classified as an adulterant. All seven strains are known to cause devastating...

2009-06-03 12:35:26

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of approximately 40,000 pounds of possible tainted ground beef products. The FSIS said SP Provisions of Portland, Ore., recalled the beef products possibly contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria that were distributed to retail establishments, hotels, restaurants and institutions in Oregon and Washington between April 8 and May 28. The products subject to recall include Cascade Natural Beef and SP Provisions ground beef,...

2008-08-11 21:00:38

OMAHA, Neb. - Federal authorities last month assured consumers that a meat plant linked to nearly 50 illnesses caused by tainted ground beef had made enough changes after a recall to ensure that its products were safe. Less than a month later, the same processor has recalled 1.2 million pounds of other beef products that might have sickened more than 30 people. The changes made after the first recall of meat processed by Nebraska Beef Ltd. affected only ground beef, the U.S. Department of...

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...

2008-07-14 15:00:38

By Misti Crane, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 13--Reports of central Ohio residents sickened by E. coli began to accumulate in mid-June, worrying public-health workers who began in earnest to look for a cause. At the same time, Nebraska Beef executives were finding that samples of meat were positive for the sometimes-deadly bacteria. But no meat was pulled from the food supply, and no warnings were issued until June 25. It was July 3 by the time the company recalled 5.3 million...

2008-07-04 15:00:32

OMAHA, Neb. - Nebraska Beef Ltd. said Thursday it was greatly expanding a recall of ground beef that was sold in some Mid-South Kroger stores. The move came after federal investigators linked Nebraska Beef's products to an outbreak of E. coli illnesses affecting 41 people in Michigan and Ohio. As a result, the company is expanding an earlier recall of 531,707 pounds to include all 5.3 million pounds of meat products it produced for ground beef between May 16 and June 26. The Food Safety...