E. Coli for Christmas

Almost 250,000 pounds of beef has been recalled for E. Coli. The meat in question has been shipped to restaurants in six states, but our friends at the Food Safety Inspection Service aren’t disclosing which restaurants received the dangerous beef. Food safety attorney Bill Marler says:

The FSIS has indicated that E. coli illnesses are being investigated by the CDC in connection with the recall. Yet consumers have no information as to what states the tainted steaks were shipped or what retail outlets or restaurants received it. National Steak and Poultry has this information at its fingertips, FSIS should have access to it as well, and it is unconscionable that they have not made it available to the public.

Just yesterday, I posted that quote from FSIS assistant administrator Dr. Kenneth Petersen: “I have to look at the entire industry, not just what is best for public health.” Once again, it looks like the FSIS is putting the beef industry first. Link.


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