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Kibbeh caution: Raw recipes perfect for foodborne pathogens

A new caution notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week warns of the health risks of kibbeh, a Middle Eastern and North African dish traditionally prepared with beef or lamb combined with raw onion, cracked wheat and spices. “Although there are some versions of the dish that are baked or fried — such as Kibbeh raas, quipe, Kubba halab, or Kibbeh bil sinieh — others like… Continue Reading

E. Coli Infection in Canada Linked to Kibbeh Beef

One person has been confirmed infected with E. coli O157:H7 linked to ground beef now being recalled in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and New Middleast Supermarket of Ottawa, ON are warning the public not to consume finely ground beef used for kibbeh that was sold by the stores on Dec. 28 and… Continue Reading