More than 50,000 pounds of beef recalled due to E. coli concerns
August 1st, 2013
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A Kansas company is recalling about 50,000 pounds of ground beef products over fears of E. coli contamination.

The National Beef Packing Co. products, which were shipped nationwide, may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

There have been no reported cases of illness.

In an online statement Wednesday, National Beef Packing Co. reported "a voluntary recall for NatureSource Natural Beef, Naturewell Natural Beef and National Beef commodity ground beef." It said the meat was produced on July 18 and has a use by/freeze by date of August 7.

"We are working closely with authorities to investigate this matter and are contacting our customers who have purchased this product," the company said.

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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I'll take it. Concerns? Shoot. Sounds like good meat to me. I have "concerns" over salmonella with poultry, so I cook the crap out of it just in case. Fire up dat grillz! Kill dat germz!

    August 2, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  2. Now I've seen everything.

    Reblogged this on Sustainable Homesteading for Urbanites and commented:
    Another example of why we need to move to growing our own food. While most people are not able to capable of raising their own meat animals, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t partner with small scale growers and farms.

    If you aren’t a vegetarian, buying directly from small farmers and getting your food processed in a small independently operated packing company is a safer and healthier option. The meat industry and the meat processing industry, much like all factory farming is the root of a huge problem. The animals are treated cruelly, they are raised in filthy, and cramped conditions. They are processed by people who are not paid a living wage and treated like animals themselves, who pass the frustration along.

    Opt out of the system!

    August 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
    • RichardHead

      You might want to do a little homework before posting....This particular meat processor was busted in June of this year for the very same thing. IMHO....The USDA needs to come down HARD on this Independent meat producer. Shut the doors and write them off as Non-Compliant. I have hauled the meat from these people before.....Not a Real Joy in my opinion.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm |
      • Now I've seen everything.

        I'm not sure how this contradicts my assertion... please explain your homework statement. I am arguing that these places are dangerous and lack proper oversight and conditions. Your comment rather proves that. Please explain further what you mean.

        August 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
        • RichardHead

          Your assertion is wrong........this IS an Independent meat producer in the middle of Nowhere KS. As I remember...3 Docks for loading or unloading....I never saw an Inspector while picking up a load in Uncovered Barrels headed to Texas. I've been doing this a long time and have always wondered how this company has stayed in business....without Federal Oversite. I will say it again....The USDA has dropped the ball on this particular meat producer.

          August 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
        • Now I've seen everything.

          Ah. We are having a miscommunication over the definition of small.

          Where I live, there are several family owned packing companies that have about 15 people on staff (and one of them is a USDA inspector by local laws) one dock, and they largely serve local farmers. What you are describing is larger than what I was thinking of. I should have been clearer in my definition of small.

          August 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm |
  3. Vegann

    Who cares? If you are barbaric enough to consume meat, you deserve all the disease you WILL get.

    August 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm |
    • Veganeater

      Oh yeah you can just have your salmonella from that lettuce you love so much. lol

      August 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm |
    • Frank123

      Ecoli is also in veggies

      August 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
    • Thinking things through

      If you are barbaric enough to wish disease upon people for any reason... you are WAY too self-righteous for me.

      August 5, 2013 at 6:51 am |
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