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Fri May 24, 2019, 03:51 AM

62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day

https://www.wral.com/62-000-pounds-of-raw-meat-are-being-recalled-just-days-before-memorial-day/18405664/

62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day

If you're planning on firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend, you may want to double check your meat products before you get a very un-festive surprise. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns.

Here are some things to keep in mind when checking your labels: The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc in North Aurora, Illinois on April 19, but was shipped nationwide for distribution. According to the USDA's announcement, the products being recalled have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall includes more than 40 products, most of which are cuts of steak, like ribeyes, as well as ribs and brisket cuts. Here's a full list.

The USDA also points out that people sometimes like to freeze cuts of meat for future use, so if you've socked away some beef in your backup freezer recently, you may want to check that as well.....

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You know, the safest beef is well-cooked beef.

Some might dispute this, but I was born and raised in cattle country.

The safest beef is well-cooked beef; hamburgers for example that are pressed down hard on the grill so as to squeeze out every drop of grease. Delectable. And safe.

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Reply 62,000 pounds of raw meat are being recalled, just days before Memorial Day (Original post)
imwithfred May 24 OP
Frankenvoter May 24 #1
imwithfred May 24 #2
foia May 24 #3
Squeek May 24 #4
imwithfred May 24 #5

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 05:30 AM

1. I want a count of the amount of muslims working in Amerikas food processing plants

There's been WAY too many outbreaks of this nature lately, seems to be one every other week.

It's being contaminated intentionally.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2019, 06:33 AM

2. One of the possible reasons for the problem is the

centralization of beef butchering and processing.

At one time, this was regional, and the inventory too was regional.

Now that it's centralized, inventory comes from all parts of the country, beef from Florida being mixed in with beef from Texas and Nevada, for example.

There are diseases and contaminants that used to be strictly regional, either pretty much harmless or at worst controllable. But when combined.....

This is why many people could grow up chomping on raw hamburger, something definitely not advisable these days.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 07:24 AM

3. Nowhere near as bad as a bacon recall. THAT would be a catastrophe.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:47 PM

4. yech!

"The safest beef is well-cooked beef; hamburgers for example that are pressed down hard on the grill so as to squeeze out every drop of grease. Delectable. And safe. "


Squeeze out every drop of grease? Ugh. Might as well eat a hockey puck.

I haven't touched beef in 13 years, but back in the 1970s there was a diner around the corner from me that made the best cheeseburgers ever. Well done but swimming in grease and cheese. With a dill pickle.

Now it's chicken or turkey burgers or even veggie burgers. Covered in condiments and grilled just right, they're pretty tasty.

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Response to Squeek (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2019, 02:38 PM

5. Well, always best to have safe food than appetizing food that isn't safe.

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