Today’s announcement by USDA-FSIS of another beef recall due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination bodes poorly for this new year.  Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC., an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,574 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  The recall occurs in the wake of an epidemiological

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year.  In fact, they are the second most common type of bodily infection, accounting for about 8.3 million doctor visits annually.  Escherichia coli–a family of bacteria that includes E. coli O157 and other shiga-toxin producing strains, as well as certain generic

Elliotte Bowerman of Lean Trimmings reports that the nation’s largest grocery chain – including Fred Meyer, QFC, Fry’s, Smith’s and Ralph’s stores – announced last Tuesday that it will no longer carry ground beef products packaged with carbon monoxide (CO). The decision resulted from uncertainty over the benefits and detriments of using the gas, which

Marian Burros of The New York Times reports that if some of the meat in supermarkets is looking rosier than it used to, the reason is that a growing number of markets are selling it in airtight packages treated with a touch of carbon monoxide to help the product stay red for weeks.
This form of “modified atmosphere packaging,” a technique in which other gases replace oxygen, has become more widely used as supermarkets eliminate their butchers and buy precut, “case-ready” meat from processing plants.
The reason for its popularity in the industry is clear. One study, conducted at Oklahoma State University for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board in 2003, said retailers lost at least $1 billion a year as meat turned brown from exposure to oxygen, because, though it might still be fairly fresh and perfectly safe, consumers simply judged meat’s freshness by its color.Continue Reading Which Cut Is Older? (It’s a Trick Question)

Several people have been hospitalised after eating beef from Mascot Hotel owned by the government. Many top officials who took part in the lunch organised by a public sector had to bear this.
It has been reported that the beef was imported from Denmark. Even though chief minister and public works minister attended the function,