Sunday, November 04, 2007

About That Food Supply (Again)

We've discussed the fragility of our food supply previously on this blog. Today brings us news of yet another recall of beef from one the world's biggest agribusinesses.

Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the second time in less than a month it has voluntarily recalled beef that may have been tainted.

...A spokeswoman for Cargill said 10 states are included in the recall _ Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

...On Oct. 6, Cargill voluntarily recalled more than 840,000 pounds of ground beef patties distributed at Sam's Club stores nationwide after four Minnesota children and four Wisconsin adults who ate the food developed E. coli illness, which is the same strain that was detected to prompt the latest recall.

I'm sure That Girl Boo will have more on this later, but all I can say right now is be careful what you eat. You can find a list of all of the recalled products here.

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