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Americans have a right to know: Where’s the beef — from?

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This week marks the beginning of formal talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, an agreement President Donald Trump has called the “worst deal in history.” To make it a better deal, his Administration released a set of negotiating objectives last month, but they ignored the most outrageous example of how American consumers… Continue Reading

Britain issues warning about ‘Brexit virus’ in EU pork products

Just in time for summer, there’s a new warning out in Britain over the “Brexit virus,” so named because the pork sausages making people sick are said to originate mostly from pig farms in France, Holland, Germany and Denmark. In other words, the danger is coming from countries in the European Union that Britain through… Continue Reading

Eckrich recalls 90,000 pounds of sausage because of metal bits

Nine days after receiving notice that pieces of metal were embedded in a sausage product, Armour Eckrich Meats LLC posted a recall for more than 90,000 pounds of ready-to-eat breakfast sausage distributed to foodservice operations. Distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas received the fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items,… Continue Reading

Discovery of rare E. coli O111 triggers recall of veal, beef, pork

Marcho Farms Inc., in Souderton, PA, has recalled 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, ground veal, and beef and pork products that may be adulterated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The veal, beef and pork products were produced on April 11… Continue Reading

Wyoming, South Dakota nix country-of-origin-labeling for beef

Mandatory country-of-origin-labeling bills for beef and ground beef made it out of committees in Pierre and Cheyenne, but got no further in the farm and ranch friendly South Dakota and Wyoming Legislatures. Senate Bill 135 went down in the South Dakota Senate on Feb. 25. It would have required grocery stores in the Rushmore State… Continue Reading

Superbug reportedly found in UK supermarket pork products

A British newspaper has reported that tests on pork products sold at two major UK supermarket chains found three samples contaminated with a livestock strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. According to The Guardian newspaper, the test results raise concerns that the country “is on the brink of another food scandal” similar to recent revelations of Campylobacter, Salmonella… Continue Reading

Tests find E. coli on 24 percent of chicken from seven UK supermarkets

Cambridge University researchers have found antibiotic-resistant E. coli on 24 percent of chicken samples tested from the seven largest supermarkets in the U.K. That contamination level is four times higher than results from a similar study done last year. The researchers tested 189 U.K.-sourced pork and poultry samples from the grocery chains ASDA, Aldi, Co-op,… Continue Reading

Hong Kong discovers drug residues in pigs from mainland China

An initial 40 pigs imported in shipments by Hong Kong from the mainland of China were slaughtered and distributed recently in local markets before preliminary urine tests discovered the pork contained residues of veterinary drugs not seen in the city since 2012. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), a unit of the Hong Kong… Continue Reading

Bar-S recalls chicken and pork products including franks and corn dogs

The Altus, OK-based Bar-S Foods Co., late Tuesday recalled more than 372,000 pounds of chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ready-to-eat, chicken and pork hot dogs and corn dogs were produced on July 10,… Continue Reading

Neto’s Sausage recalls 23 different beef, pork, chicken products

Neto’s Sausage Co. Inc. has recalled more than 7,600 pounds of beef, pork and chicken products that were manufactured in the past year without being inspected by USDA. The Santa Clara, Calif., company issued the Class I “high risk” recall Jan. 6 for 23 different sausage products that were distributed online nationwide. Although the products… Continue Reading