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Ground beef News

New U.S. standard for ground beef to avoid bacterial infection

Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new procedures for detecting and removing unsafe ground beef from grocery stores as part of efforts to prevent food poisoning from bacterial pathogens.

'Pink slime' maker shuts down 3 plants, 650 jobs lost

Beef Products Inc., the maker of the controversial lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has announced the company will be closing down three plants this month.

Op-Ed: USDA agrees to labeling for 'pink slime', optional for beef firms

As the clash over 'pink slime' continues, some meat producers asked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for the ability to label packages of beef treated with ammonia, also known as lean finely textured beef (LFTB) or "pink slime".

Grocery chains halt selling ground beef containing 'pink slime'

As the fury over the practice of adding 'pink slime' to ground beef continues, news has emerged that several major retail grocery carriers are banning the sale of any ground beef containing the meat byproduct in their stores.

Why 70% of U.S. ground beef includes 'pink slime'

An ABC News report interviewed a former United States Department of Agriculture scientist who knows almost three-quarters of American ground beef contain "pink slime," beef trimmings that once were only used in dog food.

7 tons of E. coli-tainted ground beef recalled in 10 US states

Arkansas City - Seven tons (equivalent to more than 14,000 pounds) of ground beef has been recalled in ten states on Tuesday after federal authorities announced that it was tainted with E. coli bacteria.

New York firm recalls fresh ground beef

Fairbank Farms, an Ashville, NY, establishment, is recalling approximately 545,699 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

California firm recalls ground beef products

San Diego Meat Company, a San Diego, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 925 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

825,769 pounds of ground beef recalled

Beef Packers, Inc., a Fresno, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 825,769 pounds of ground beef products.

466,236 pounds of ground beef products recalled

King Soopers, Inc., a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 466,236 pounds of ground beef products that may be linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis.

Illinois firm recalls ground beef products

Valley Meats LLC, a Coal Valley, Ill., establishment is recalling approximately 95,898 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H.

Food Alert: Certain Ground Beef Products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain ground beef products because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Ground Beef Products Recalled Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Vermont Livestock, Slaughter and Processing Co., LLC, a Ferrisburg, Vt., firm, is recalling approximately 2,758 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

E. coli O157:H7 Possibility Initiates Ground Beef Recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the ground beef products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

E. coli O157:H7 Possibility Initiates Ground Beef Recall

American Foods Group, LLC, a Green Bay, Wisc., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 95,927 pounds of various coarse and fine ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7,

1 Million Pounds Of Ground Beef Being Recalled

Today, Wegman's Food Markets, Inc. and Cargill, Inc announced that 1 million pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. This is the second time in a month in which Cargill has recalled possibly tainted beef.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Issues Ground Beef E. coli warning

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued an food advisory warning. ground beef sold at Canadian Safeway and some independents may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli bacteria.
 

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