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Taco Bell Announces Big Recall After Customer Finds Metal

2.3M pounds of seasoned ground beef has been yanked from restaurants, distribution centers

(Newser) - Yo quiero Taco Bell, but that side of metal slivers—not so much. CNN and USA Today report the fast-food chain recalled about 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef Friday from distribution centers and restaurants in nearly two dozen states after a customer says they found a metal shaving...

USDA: Check Your Freezer for Recalled Steaks, Ribs

62K pounds of beef products could be contaminated

(Newser) - Consumers who don't want E.coli contaminating their Memorial Day barbecue should make sure their beef hasn't been recalled, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. A recall notice has been issued for some 62,000 pounds of beef products that were packed...

6.5 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

At least 57 have been sickened

(Newser) - More than 6.5 million pounds of ground beef and beef patties have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened at least 57 people from 16 states, the USDA announced Thursday. The affected beef comes from Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc., and was packaged...

132K Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Death

17 others have been sickened

(Newser) - A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said. The US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan on June 21...

Feds: Slaughterhouse Swapped Heads to Fool Inspectors

4 indicted over massive recall of diseased beef

(Newser) - Workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp. were up to something pretty stomach-churning while inspectors were on their lunch break, according to a federal indictment: They slaughtered cows with eye cancer, hid the heads in gut bins, and placed the heads of healthy cows next to the carcasses. The co-owners and...

Inspector, Boss at Beef Recall Plant Had Relationship: New Report

Owner says romance unrelated to 9M-pound recall

(Newser) - Remember that Hot Pocket recall earlier this year? A new investigation is revealing new details about the Rancho Feeding Corp. plant at the center of the story involving 9 million pounds of beef. Documents show that a USDA inspector at the California plant had an illicit relationship with its foreman,...

Huge Beef Recall Just Got More Disturbing

Rancho Feeding Corp. accused of chopping off cancerous cow heads, selling meat

(Newser) - The Rancho Feeding Corp. beef recall just potentially got even more disgusting: The federal government is investigating the slaughterhouse for allegedly buying cows with eye cancer—and chopping off their heads so the disease couldn't be detected by inspectors, sources tell the San Francisco Chronicle . "Because the carcass...

Hot Pockets Recalled Over 'Diseased' Meat

As Rancho Feeding Corp. recalls almost 9M pounds of meat

(Newser) - As if Hot Pockets weren't questionable enough, a bunch of them are being pulled from shelves because they might contain diseased meat. Nestlé is recalling certain batches of the Philly Steak & Cheese flavor as well as the Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese flavor, KTLA reports, because those...

8.7M Lbs. of 'Diseased, Unsound' Meat Recalled

California-based firm's beef, veal products weren't properly inspected

(Newser) - Bad news for Americans who consume food, specifically of the meat variety: California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation is recalling some 8.7 million pounds of beef and veal products after feds determined that it "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit...

Horsemeat Strikes Again: Dutch Pull 50K Tons of 'Beef'

Recall affects some 500 companies throughout Europe

(Newser) - Dutch authorities are recalling some 50,000 tons of meat that was sold as beef across Europe and possibly containing horse meat, because the exact source of the meat cannot be established. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority said today that around 370 different companies around Europe and...

Feds Mandate Nation-of-Origin Labels for Meat, Produce

But new law covers as little as possible: critics

(Newser) - Grocery shoppers will soon be able to tell their Argentine steak from their Midwest chicken at a glance, as a new federal law mandating nation-of-origin labels kicks in Sept. 30. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) will cover everything from fruit and nuts to beef, lamb, and chicken, reports the Chicago ...

Beef Recall Expands to 5.3M Pounds
Beef Recall Expands
to 5.3M Pounds

Beef Recall Expands to 5.3M Pounds

Nebraska Beef cited for unsanitary conditions by feds

(Newser) - Nebraska Beef is expanding a recall to include all 5.3 million pounds of meat it produced for ground beef between May 16 and June 26. Federal investigators have linked the company's products to an outbreak of E. coli illnesses affecting 40 people in Michigan and Ohio. Some Nebraska Beef...

New Methods Help Make Beef Jerky Safer

Longer drying, higher temps kill off more E. coli, salmonella

(Newser) - Good news for meat lovers in a time of massive beef recalls: Researchers at Kansas State have found a way to make beef jerky safer from E. coli and salmonella, LiveScience reports. They found that a longer drying time would eliminate the pathogens in contaminated beef samples, offering a low-cost...

Meat Company Chief Admits Sick Cows Were Slaughtered

He backtracks after watching second video

(Newser) - The president of the California slaughterhouse caught up in a scandal over the abuse of cattle admitted to Congress today that sick cows from his plant entered the food supply, the Los Angeles Times reports. He backtracked from an earlier denial after a House panel made him watch a second...

Cattle Horror Worker: Just 'Following Orders'

Ag secretary insists meat supply is safe

(Newser) - A worker shown in a shocking undercover video jabbing apparently sick cows to their feet for slaughter was following orders from management, his lawyer said yesterday. The attorney made the accusation as he negotiated with federal investigators to work out a plea deal for his client, reports the Wall Street ...

Disgraced Meatpacker to Close Doors
Disgraced Meatpacker to Close Doors

Disgraced Meatpacker to Close Doors

Hallmark/Westland sees no hope of recovery after biggest recall ever

(Newser) - The biggest meat recall in history will put a fork in Hallmark/Westland, the meatpacker’s general manager told the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t see any way we could reopen,” he said. The USDA has said the California company could reopen under the right conditions, but demands...

Meat Industry Pushes for Recall Cutback

School lunch programs received big chunk of problematic beef

(Newser) - The meat industry is trying to convince the USDA to ease up on the largest meat recall in the country's history, the Wall Street Journal reports. Government officials entertained the possibility of exempting products made up only partly of the recalled beef but apparently decided against relaxing the action. “...

USDA Recalls 143M Lbs of Beef
USDA Recalls 143M Lbs of Beef

USDA Recalls 143M Lbs of Beef

SoCal slaughterhouse involved under investigation for animal cruelty

(Newser) - The USDA today issued its biggest recall ever, recalling 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a slaughterhouse in Southern California that is currently being investigated for animal cruelty. The recall affects meat dating to Feb. 1 that originated in Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. The company distributes beef to major fast-food...

Wisc. Firm Recalls 96K Lbs. Beef Over E. Coli Fears

Two reports of illness from contaminated meat prompt state investigation

(Newser) - American Foods Group voluntarily recalled 96,000 pounds of ground beef after two people in Illinois were sickened from possible E. coli contamination, the AP reports. The affected beef was distributed to companies in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Some of the recalled goods, produced on Oct....

Cargill Recalls 1M Pounds of Ground Beef

E. Coli contamination is the company's second in a month

(Newser) - E. coli fears led to a recall today of more than 1 million pounds of ground beef from Cargill Inc., Reuters reports. The USDA found the potentially deadly bacteria after testing meat produced October 8 in Pennsylvania and sold in 10 states at stores including Giant, Shop Rite, Stop &...

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