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E. coli cases traced to slaughterhouse; beef, veal, bison recalled

A Massachusetts meat company is recalling beef, veal and bison processed from July through this week because state and federal officials have linked it to a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Seven people in four states have been confirmed with infections from the outbreak strain of E. coli. Of the five victims interviewed as… Continue Reading

Utah bill seeks to remove meat, poultry oversight from state vet

The only thing that is certain about Utah House Bill 211 is that if it becomes law, escaping bison will have to jump higher. But then there’s the question raised by the Salt Lake Tribune asserting that  the role of the state veterinarian is being diminished, removing meat and poultry inspection from that office’s preview…. Continue Reading

Case Filed in Bison Meat E. coli Outbreak

Last week, Marler Clark LLP filed a lawsuit related to the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to bison meat produced by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats, Inc. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Claudette Murtha, a Colorado Springs, Colorado resident who purchased Rocky Mountain Natural Meats’ Great Range Brand Ground Bison meat in early June… Continue Reading

Bison Products Recalled for E. coli Contamination

Henderson, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Natural Meats recalled approximately 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison products for potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination late Friday. The recall was initiated after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) became aware of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with the products.  A joint… Continue Reading