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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:32 AM

56 tons of restaurant-bound ground beef recalled on possible link to E. coli outbreak

Source: Kansas City Star

A Georgia company has recalled 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef that might be connected to a 10-state E. coli outbreak. The recall came about 10 hours after a CDC update on the outbreak said the investigation couldn’t find commonality in the ground beef involved.

The beef from K2D Foods, working under the name Colorado Premium Foods, was headed to distributors in Florida (Fort Orange) and Georgia (Norcross) who would sell the beef to restaurants, according to the USDA recall notice. The email notification of the recall went out at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday.

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“Unopened, intact ground beef collected as part of the ongoing investigation from a restaurant location, where multiple case-patients reported dining, tested positive for E. coli O103,” the recall notice said. “At this time, there is no definitive link between this positive product and the ongoing E. coli O103 outbreak.”

The beef went out in cardboard boxes with “use thru” dates of 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19. “EST 51308” is inside th USDA inspection label.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article229615729.html

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Reply 56 tons of restaurant-bound ground beef recalled on possible link to E. coli outbreak (Original post)
UpInArms Apr 24 OP
Iliyah Apr 24 #1
Coventina Apr 24 #2
Fla Dem Apr 24 #4
Kali Apr 24 #6
Fla Dem Apr 24 #13
Kali Apr 24 #14
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marble falls Apr 25 #19
Kali Apr 24 #7
Coventina Apr 24 #15
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marble falls Apr 25 #20
Initech Apr 24 #3
greymattermom Apr 24 #5
paleotn Apr 24 #10
Joe Nation Apr 24 #8
keithbvadu2 Apr 24 #9
PSPS Apr 24 #11
justhanginon Apr 24 #12
nitpicker Apr 25 #16
gldstwmn Apr 25 #21

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:34 AM

1. Oh shit . . .

it is going to get worst. shithole is deregulating at record speed.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:37 AM

2. All those cows suffered and died for nothing.

I'm so glad I'm not a part of that holocaust.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:51 AM

4. Beat me to it. On average an adult cow weighs 1500 lbs. So 56 cows slaughtered for nothing.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:14 AM

6. it would be considerably more than 56 animals

since they consist of much more than muscle. about 40 percent of carcass is what most consumers would buy as "meat."

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Response to Kali (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:56 PM

13. Of course you're correct. 490 usable lbs of meat on a carcass.

56 tons = 112,000 lbs of meat /490 lbs of usable meat = 229 cows. Any way you figure it was suffering and death for not.


A 1200 steer, ½ inch fat, average muscling, yields a 750 pound carcass. The 750 pound carcass yields approximately: 490 pounds boneless trimmed beef.
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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:53 PM

14. we waste so much food in this country it is sickening

and yes those animals died for nothing, a shame. as to them suffering, if they were processed cleanly there was not much if any. their time in feedlots may not be ideal but they don't "suffer" in anthropomorphic terms.

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Response to Kali (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:07 PM

19. This a sickening situation on all levels ...

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-ground-beef-recall-20181204-htmlstory.html

12 million pounds of beef recalled in U.S. since October, some in San Diego
By Abby Hamblin
Dec. 4, 2018
1:45 PM

Where’s the beef? You’ll really want to know this time.

Tuesday, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced that more than 5 million pounds of raw beef products are being recalled by a company called JBS Tolleson, Inc., bringing the total amount of recalled beef since October to 12 million pounds.

That’s a lot of beef.

What’s a beef lover to do? What’s safe to eat?

Here’s what you need to know.
What has been recalled?

Raw beef products from one specific company are under investigation and recall for possible Salmonella contamination.

The USDA announced on Tuesday that Arizona-based JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled an additional 5,156,076 pounds of raw beef products packaged from July 26 to Sept. 7. A first recall in October asked for the throwing out or returning of 6,937,195 pounds of raw ground beef.

The products subject to recall have the number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The big concern is that people may have frozen the beef and are keeping it in their freezers for later use.

The specific product list can be found here.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:19 AM

7. using that term for personal food opinions diminishes its real meaning.

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Response to Kali (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:35 PM

15. I used the term intentionally because of its meaning. n/t

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:10 PM

20. The holocaust is bigger than we could have imagined ...


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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:59

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-23/25-billion-pound-meat-glut-could-lead-biggest-correction-years

According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, a mountain of meat is building in U.S. cold-storage facilities, spurred by a surge in production and President Trump’s trade war that is pressuring foreign demand.

More than 2.5 billion pounds of meat from beef, hog, poultry, and turkey are being stockpiled in cold-storage warehouses across the country amid trade disputes with major U.S. meat exporters. New federal data, coming out as early as Monday, is expected to show a record level of meat, which could send the industry into a continued deflationary collapse.

U.S. consumers’ demand is increasing, but not at levels that are in pace with record production of chickens and hogs. The excess supply is generally exported to Mexico and China—among the biggest foreign buyers of U.S. meat — have both recently slapped tariffs on U.S. hog products in response to President Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other items. Industry officials told the WSJ that U.S. hams, chops and livers have become more expensive in international markets, coupled with a strong dollar weighing on local currencies, which has dramatically reduced demand for U.S. meats.

America’s meat industry production is rapidly filling up the specialized warehouses built to store meat. “We are packed full,” said Joe Rumsey, president of Arkansas-based Zero Mountain Inc.

Rumsey told WSJ that the company’s five storage facilities are stockpiling roughly 250 million pounds of chicken strips and turkeys on any given day.

Rapidly increasing meat stockpiles could force prices into a continued downward trend, which could be beneficial for meat-hungry U.S. consumers, along with restaurants and food retailers. While what is good for the consumer is usually bad for businesses, deflationary prices are quickly eroding margins for meat processors.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:37 AM

3. This is what unregulated capitalism leads to - food poisoning!

And now Chump wants to give meat manufacturers the ability to inspect themselves? This will only get worse!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:05 AM

5. Maybe that's why Trump likes his steaks

well done.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:17 AM

10. Yep. And a lot of other nefarious things.

Capitalism is like fire. It can keep us warm or it can burn down our house killing us. It’s the strict regulation of it that’s most important

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:50 AM

8. Thoughts and prays for meat eaters

It is a choice after all.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:10 AM

9. 56 tons! It shows how huge our economy is.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:22 PM

11. Kind of diminishes the value of "the USDA inspection label"

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:25 PM

12. I do not know the ins and out of meat inspection but how

does it get by inspection and on the market with a USDA inspection label.
"The beef went out in cardboard boxes with “use thru” dates of 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19. “EST 51308” is inside th USDA inspection label."

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:27 PM

21. I found glass in my Johnsonville Maple breakfast

sausage last week.

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