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

Jun 12 2014 - 7:58pm

Before planning your Father's Day [1] 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:

More details can be found on the USDA's website [2].

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