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Undercooked ready-to-eat chicken used in several other products

Ready-to-eat chicken from National Steak and Poultry that was recalled for undercooking is being used in products produced by other companies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) disclosed late Friday. In a statement, FSIS said it does not have confidence in the safety of any subsequently produced products that have used… Continue Reading

Ready-to-eat chicken recall expands to include 992 tons

National Steak and Poultry massively increased its Nov. 23 recall today to include a total of 1.9 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, or almost 992 tons of product. The addition of more products and production dates added 1,976,089 pounds to the initial recall of 17,439 pounds. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)  said the… Continue Reading

National Steak recalls more than 8 tons of ready-to-eat chicken

Following a customer complaint, National Steak and Poultry late Wednesday recalled about 17,500 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because of possible undercooking. Undercooking can allow the survival of bacterial pathogens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). “The problem was discovered on Nov. 14 when a food service customer complained to… Continue Reading

UPDATED: New labels, instructions for tenderized beef roll out today

UPDATE: Additional cooking instructions provided by FSIS after this story was posted. The 6.2 billion servings of mechanically tenderized beef roasts and steaks consumed annually by Americans might be a little safer because of labeling requirements that take effect today, just ahead of the summer grilling season. They’ve been coming for a long time. The federal… Continue Reading

E. coli Victim Sues Manufacturer

The first E. coli O157:H7 claim against National Steak and Poultry (NSP), an Oklahoma meat manufacturing facility, was filed yesterday in the Third Judicial District Court of Salt Lake City. Marler Clark, the Seattle-based foodborne illness law firm, and Dustin Lance of The Lance Firm, P.C and Jared Faerber of The Faerber Law Firm, filed… Continue Reading

Ten States Added To E. coli Outbreak

Missing details of National Steak and Poultry’s Christmas Eve recall of 124 tons of beef and the associated outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 are slowly coming out from a variety of sources.   Someone at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave Phyllis Entis at efoodalert.blogspot.com the list of all 16 states involved in… Continue Reading

Questions Remain in Steak E. coli Outbreak

A dozen days have passed since the Christmas Eve beef recall by Oklahoma-based National Steak and Poultry and still basic information has not been disclosed. Not only has the federal government not named all of the 16 states involved, but also National Steak has not disclosed a complete list of restaurants receiving the contaminated blade-tenderized… Continue Reading

AMI: Tenderized Steaks No More Risky

Mechanically tenderized steaks are comparable in safety to unprocessed steaks and do not need special labeling, according to the American Meat Institute (AMI), the group that represents 95 percent of the red met industry. The safety of mechanically tenderized steaks–also referred to as blade- or needle-tenderized–has come into question in the midst of a nationwide… Continue Reading