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Recall Warning: Rochester Meat Company Recalls Ground Beef

Listen up! The first ground beef recall of 2008 has arrived. The Rochester Meat Company of Rochester, Minn., has voluntarily recalled over 180,000 lbs. of ground beef due to a possible E. coli contamination. The recall comes after five illnesses in Wisconsin and one in California.

The scariest part is that the product is actually not available on a retail level, but is sold for commercial purposes. So hopefully the places where you're eating ground beef are being diligent in their practices. Make sure that ground beef patties have been cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. I know, some of you prefer yours a little more rare than that, but it's better to be safe than sorry, no?

If you're concerned about the meat your restaurant has, find out which boxes are being recalled.

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4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
I agree with Julie that the comments are scarier than the recall. haha.
foxie foxie 9 years
"Studies have shown that cloned animals are much more likely to suffer from birth defects and health problems, including still births and premature deaths. These animals can have serious problems such as diabetes, intestinal blockages, shortened tendons, deformed feet, weakened immune systems, dysfunctional hearts, brains, livers, kidneys, respiratory distress, or circulatory problems. These ailments are just some of the unfortunate, but all too common problems that can occur as a result of cloning. A 2005 review of cloning found that only 6% of all cloned embryos transferred into surrogate cows have survived, proving that cloning is still a very inefficient and new science. Not only are the cloned animals suffering from health issues, but so are their surrogate moms! Many of these mothers end up dead or in poor health due to fetal overgrowth, repeated surgeries, injections, and pregnancy complications. But all of this hasn't stopped the Food and Drug Administration from making this possible. Unfortunately, there are still no regulations in the US to protect farm animals during cloning, despite a 2005 poll reporting that 66% of American consumers are uncomfortable with it. " - courtesy of HSUS blog.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I would eat cloned meat, And everything is rotting, the friggin veggies you buy are rotting! Right now, Iam aging and my cells are breaking down....oh dear. I always say if you want to really know where you meat comes from, either kill the animal yourself, or know who is raising it and slaughtering it and where. IF meat is murder, i will have a double homicide please.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
aaaaaaaaaah these comments are scarier than the recall.....!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
This whole e.coli thing just makes me mad. Companies don't want to spend money to keep their fields free from contamination(mostly animal waste), and if they do, a nearby farm factory will end up contaminating the groundwater and ruining it for everyone else. There should be severe penalties, such as suspension of permits to run machinery integral to daily business to companies that fail to agree to and comply with a strict environmental contract. This happened with the Taco Bell lettuce, spinach from CA, etc, etc. I don't understand why the companies and the governmental regulating agencies don't get that this disregard for the environment is costing them money and destroying their reputation. Invest in green and/or organic practices and save money in the long run. It must be expensive to deal with all that recalled meat not to mention people refusing to buy from this meat co./Taco Bell/the bagged salad company for weeks, if not months. And then people complain about products from China. We should not be casting blame at another country without first looking at the mess we're making in our own country. Stop being hypocritical. Don't hold someone to a higher standard than you.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Another argument for shopping at a co-op and cooking at home! Thanks for the warning, Yum!
emalove emalove 9 years
Eek...good thing I don't eat ground beef! Scary.
foxie foxie 9 years
Oh and just as the cloning thing, I think it's silly if anyone freaks out about this considering that the vast majority of meat has all kinds of scary chemicles in it, the fact that meat itself is rotting, decomposing flesh, the fact that sometimes the "beef" you're eating is actually condemned horse meat, and the fact that factory farm animals live under nightmarish conditions and treated as if they are machines, what's a little E. coli?? Seems insignificant compared to the rest....
foxie foxie 9 years
Well these cows live in their own fecal matter, so this, needless to say, is absolutely SHOCKING and UNEXPECTED. I think it's hilarious that recalls are a voluntary matter for factory farms. Read "Skinny B!tch"!!!!!
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