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Ribeye Beef Recall 2014

More Than 4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Due to Mad Cow Disease Risk

Before planning your Father's Day barbecue menu, you need to read this: A Missouri company is recalling 4,012 pounds of beef due to a potential risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), better known as mad cow disease. The US Department of Agriculture announced today that Fruitland American Meat distributed the beef to a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut and two restaurants — one in New York City and one in Kansas City, MO.

The class-two recall (meaning there is a remote probability of health problems) applies to beef produced and packaged between September 2013 and April 2014, primarily bone-in ribeye roasts. Though there are no reported incidents of adverse reactions, the USDA is recommending that consumers refrain from eating the following products:

  • Quartered beef carcasses stamped with the USDA mark of inspection and establishment number "EST. 2316"
  • 80-pound cases containing two cryovac packages of bone-in "Rain Crow Ranch Ribeye" bearing the establishment number "EST. 2316" inside the USDA mark of inspection with the following production dates printed on the box: 9/5/13, 9/10/13, 9/11/13, 9/26/13, 10/2/13, 10/3/2013, 11/8/13, 11/22/13, 12/17/13, 12/26/13, 12/27/13,1/16/14, 1/17/14, 1/23/14, 1/31/14, 2/13/14, 2/14/14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/8/14, 3/20/14, 4/4/14 or 4/25/14

More details can be found on the USDA's website.

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AnnieMcCullough AnnieMcCullough 3 years

It is not 'tainted meat', nor is it 'unfit for consumption.' I've personally toured a beef packing plant, and there are at least 20 USDA inspectors along the line. I have 110% faith in the USDA system - it caught this, didn't it? What happened is this: processors are required to completely remove all brain or spinal tissue and make sure it does not come in contact with the meat, as those are the tissues that carry the BSE prion. In this 4000 pounds of meat, the batch at some point came in contact with brain or spinal tissue, which is why they had to recall. The animals were not sick, and the animals did not have BSE, but the plant is required to recall it due to the USDA procedure.

Please continue to have full faith in the USDA inspection process. We are lucky to have the safest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in the world - most of all in our meat and protein sources. You certainly don't want your meat coming from Mexico or China!

Perhaps Circle of Moms should do more research when sending out articles instead of spreading fear.

LindaCasablancaPotter LindaCasablancaPotter 3 years

Maybe I don't understand the inspection process....but am wondering if these meats had the USDA inspection label on them, doesn't this indicate that the meat passed inspection? How did 4,012 pounds of tainted meat PASS inspection? Perhaps the inspection process needs to be a bit more thorough? I just seems like a contradiction to say the meat "passed" inspection and to have the USDA label, something which we TRUST to indicate the meat is GOOD, and yet for the meat to be dangerous for consumption. Personally, the USDA label (like the Nobel Peace Prize that gives peace prizes to terrorists) is beginning to lose its credibility.

RicardoProspero RicardoProspero 3 years

What is the authority doing about this? How come it reached the market if they are not fit for human consumption?

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