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U.S. stops all imports of Brazilian beef for food safety concerns

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is president-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring food safety problems discovered since March, when the agency began inspecting 100 percent of all meat from the South American country. During his confirmation hearing 12 weeks ago, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he thought an embargo against… Continue Reading

Week 3: BPI continues case against ABC in defamation trial

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The $1.9 billion state civil defamation trial pitting Beef Products  Inc. against Disney-owned ABC Television and reporter Jim Avila enters its third week today in Elk Point, SD. The 12-member jury and four alternates—11 women and five men—have so far heard only the live testimony or video depositions of plaintiff witnesses as BPI puts forward its… Continue Reading

Processing deviation cited as reason for 162.5 ton recall

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Supreme Cuisine in Montgomery City, MO has recalled  approximately 325,000 pounds of meat and poultry fat and lard products due to a processing deviation, which may result in the potential growth and survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The duck, beef… Continue Reading

NJ firm recalls 15 tons of poultry, beef for lack of milk on labels

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Golden Platter Foods Inc. of Newark, NJ, has recalled 15.8 tons of ready-to-eat, breaded poultry and beef products because they were made with batter and cracker meal that contained milk, a known allergen that isn’t declared on the labels. Under federal law, the labeling problem is considered “misbranding” because milk is one of several allergens that must be… Continue Reading

Beef expert says Avila called, but wouldn’t listen to BPI details

Jury in 'pink slime' case sees video depositions from expert David Theno and ABC News producer

On its website beefisbeef.com, BPI has links to several videos showing some of its facilities and describing food safety practices.

Video depositions are being heard during this second week of the $1.9 billion civil defamation trial in Elk Point, SD, that BPI hopes will cause the jury to believe ABC knew the reports it aired about lean finely textured beef being “pink slime” were not truthful. Beef Products Inc. sued ABC under the South Dakota… Continue Reading

Freeze-dried hash with 3-decade shelf life recalled for rubber

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After an employee reported finding pieces of rubber in beef hash produced by OFD Foods LLC, the Albany, OR, company recalled pouches of the freeze-dried hash, which has a 29-year shelf life. Less than 200 pounds of the Mountain House brand hash is implicated, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s food Safety and… Continue Reading

ABC strikes back by churning up BPI’s earlier history

Meat packer has heavy burden of proof in $1.9 billion defamation case against network

On its website beefisbeef.com, BPI has links to several videos showing some of its facilities and describing food safety practices.

ELK POINT, SD — It would probably not be accurate to say Professor Mindy Brashears speaks with a Texas twang or that ABC’s attorney Dane Butswinkas has a Richmond dialect, but the difficulty the two have understanding each other slowed proceedings on the fourth day of the $1.9 billion civil defamation trial against the network…. Continue Reading

Maid-Rite recalls 87 tons of frozen beef products for bad labels

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Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC is recalling 174,000 pounds of frozen burgers and meatballs distributed to “institutional locations” throughout the United States and Canada because they were made with breadcrumbs that contain milk, which is a known allergen but is not listed in the ingredient labels. “The problem was discovered on June 6 when Maid-Rite Specialty… Continue Reading

Beef safety expert says ABC got it wrong, wrong and wrong

Texas Tech researcher testifies on behalf of BPI; says LFTB is beef not 'pink slime' and is safe

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ELK POINT, SD – Mindy Brashears from Texas Tech University took the witness stand in the BPI v. ABC jury trial Wednesday. Under direct testimony, she was giving BPI a lot of traction, but that could change this morning when ABC’s attorneys get to continue their cross-examination. Professor Brashears is director of the International Center… Continue Reading

Creation Gardens recalls 11 tons of beef because of E. coli

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Creation Gardens Inc. is recalling more than 11 tons of beef from unidentified foodservice locations in four states after company tests showed E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Louisville, KY, food distributor notified in-house government inspectors of the positive test results on Monday and the recall notice was posted by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service… Continue Reading