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Ground beef recall

Posted August 16, 2011

There has been a beef recall of more than 60,000 lbs of beef including some meat sold at Kroger stores. The recalled products were primarily sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, but it was also sent to other distributors and could have been sold to consumers nationwide. Click HERE for more information on the recalled meat including meat sold by Kroger. Although it does not look like NC received the recalled meat, can't hurt to check your freezer, just in case.

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  • Nancy Aug 17, 2011

    zile - the way products are produced and shipped isn't particular to one store and being careful who they buy their products from. We have a very central distribution system based on a lot of regional production, at least on mass produced goods.

  • zile1porkey Aug 17, 2011

    another recall kroger was on the list for turkey what are they doing and we need to be careful buying their meats it appears they aren't careful who they are buying from.

  • Oxymoron02 Aug 16, 2011

    While I agree with much of what bohica is saying, I have to disagree on one point.

    The government isn't bought and paid for by these foods, these foods are bought and paid for by the government because cheap, subsidized corn is an excellent way to fatten up animals, even if it does provide fantastic conditions in those animals to grow E. Coli O157:H7.

    But I digress.

    Pastured meat from the farmers market is NOT cheap, but just try the bacon at Mae Farms and TELL me it's not the most fantastic you've ever had. I double dog dare you.

    I'd rather splurge on pastured meat from farms I can visit than go out to eat anyway.

  • bohica2 Aug 16, 2011

    Unsurprisingly, it is again a recall posted after all the meat has been sold. E. Coli O157:H7 is primarily a symptom of big factory farming and slaughterhouse practices which push the (mostly immigrant)workers so hard that it's inevitable that they spill the poo parts of the cow on the eating parts. E. Coli O157:H7 comes from the fecal tract of cows. I for one will not buy ground beef from operations like this (which means no grocery store packs, unless they grind it there from larger cuts). Nor will I eat at these places largest customers - the fast food chains.
    I don't expect that my boycott will change anything, but while the industry says, "cook your fecal contaminated meat thoroughly and it won't hurt you" I prefer not to. I don't know what would cause someone to willingly eat that.
    Oh - and yeah, the government, being bought and paid for by the makers of these "foods" - are completely unwilling to protect the public here.