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Kansas City Star Finishes Probing Series on US Beef Industry

Discusses tenderization risks, antibiotics in livestock

On Tuesday the Kansas City Star published the final installment of “Beef’s Raw Edges,” its three-day investigative series examining the current state of the U.S. beef industry. The project was spearheaded by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mike McGraw. The work follows a yearlong investigation during which The Star was given rare access to the processing plants of… Continue Reading

Costco Strip Loin Steaks From XL Foods Added To Recall

Kirkland brand Strip Loin Grilling Steaks sold at Costco in Edmonton, Alberta — which apparently originated at the city’s XL Foods Inc. — were recalled Wednesday after the beef products were specifically linked to four E. coli cases. The beef steak recall was limited to the Costco located at 13650 50 Street in Edmonton. The… Continue Reading

Recall Expands for Beef Linked to E. Coli Case

The February recall of certain beef burgers and beef steaks in Canada has been expanded, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and has been linked to one illness. The expanded recall by New Food Classics of Burlington, Ontario is for:  – no name 12… Continue Reading

‘Steak’ Recalled Because It’s Turkey

An Oklahoma company is recalling approximately 875 pounds of “center cut steaks” because they actually are turkey filets. In addition, the turkey filets contain the allergens wheat and soy, and the package labels do not list wheat as an ingredient, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.   Chef’s… Continue Reading

FSIS Should Require Labeling for Tenderized Steaks

On Christmas Eve 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that National Steak and Poultry was recalling 248,000 pounds of mechanically tenderized beef products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Within days of the recall announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that 21 people from 16… 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