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Over 40,000 Pounds Of Beef Re-called For E.coli

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19126782/
post #2 of 24
Sheesh... I am so glad I don't shop at Wal-Mart or feed my kitties ground beef. Phew! Thank you for posting this.. I sent it to people I know that are shoping at Wal-Mart.
post #3 of 24
Just bumping this up to make sure people will see it...
post #4 of 24
Boy I am glad I stopped buying meat at Wal-Mart 2 yrs ago. I now buy from a small local owned meat market.
post #5 of 24
The products mentioned on the list were labeled as "all natural". Doesn't sound very natural to me.......

I won't editoralize on mass produced/packaged meats sold thru mega-chains..... I just found a local farmer who I am about to start buying my meat from. She will buy them young for you and raise them organically. The e-coli bacteria is prevelant in meat grinders at all processing plants.
post #6 of 24
eek! I am glad I don't eat meat!
post #7 of 24
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The products mentioned on the list were labeled as "all natural". Doesn't sound very natural to me.......

I won't editoralize on mass produced/packaged meats sold thru mega-chains..... I just found a local farmer who I am about to start buying my meat from. She will buy them young for you and raise them organically. The e-coli bacteria is prevalant in meat grinders at all processing plants.
So when are cattle going to be allowed to graze again, instead of being fattened on grain in disgusting feed lots? I've been reading a lot about the food processing industry due to the pet food recalls/scandal, and am really appalled.

It's high time for consumers to do without meat on a daily basis, boycott anything from factory farms, and concentrate on quality, rather than quantity.
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So when are cattle going to be allowed to graze again, instead of being fattened on grain in disgusting feed lots? I've been reading a lot about the food processing industry due to the pet food recalls/scandal, and am really appalled.

It's high time for consumers to do without meat on a daily basis, boycott anything from factory farms, and concentrate on quality, rather than quantity.
The farmer I will be working with does grazing. I was looking at her website this morning and she has some interesting links about the problems out there. www.graybarnfarm.com . What is cool is that I've known her for years thru work and she is about to be laid off so is going to focus on nothing but this. I'm more than glad to support her efforts. She's really big on her goat milk.
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eek! I am glad I don't eat meat!
Ditto- my main worry is the food I feed my cats
post #10 of 24
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...It's high time for consumers to do without meat on a daily basis...
I think that day is coming, slowly. I'm a full vegetarian, but even just cutting out red meat makes a huge difference, both in health and in the efficiency of overall food production.

The more educated we become about "green" issues, the more we seem to move in the right direction. Now if only we can get most of the beef producers to turn to dairy farming, rather than using their lobby to perpetuate the mistaken idea that red meat is good for us...

By the way -- I never buy anything for the cats that I know has beef in it, but apparently, you can't always tell! How are we supposed to know what's safe?
post #11 of 24
Thanks for posting the link, I buy my groceries at WalMart- but thankfully none of the conatminated meat was sent to Minnesota. I hope no one gets extremely sick from this!
post #12 of 24
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There have been scares like this before with spinich, peanut butter, meat...
Scarey!
post #13 of 24
I don't eat much red meat, but if I have a rare desire for a burger, I buy a round roast and put it in my food processor. that helps to eliminate some danger I hope. Of course the surface of the meat still could have been danced on and contaminated. I wash it off under water, but doubt that helps much.
post #14 of 24
here's a related article about the problems of keeping up with the demand for organic beef.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19113101/
post #15 of 24
I just read on a CBS news linka that there is another 5.7 millions pounds of beef recalled in addition to the 40 thousand

ETA: Sorry... I pasted the link in, but wasn't paying attention to the fact that I had moved the cursor..... OOP!
post #16 of 24
Do you have a link Tru?
post #17 of 24
Stuff like this makes me so glad I get my meats from local mom & pop farm sources.
That and the fact that I know the animals are treated better than at factory farms.
post #18 of 24
Yeah i heard about this also. I dont buy their meat or fruit either. Because the hamburger looks like worms to me. and i dont buy the fruit because a friend of mine bought grapes there, brought them home, and they were covered with spiders ! ewww.
post #19 of 24
Uhhhhh this is EXACTLY why i don't shop at walmart much anymore Colin got some stuff from there a few weeks ago though so i'm going to check it and make sure it's ok.
post #20 of 24
I *think* this is what my boyfriend and our roommate got! They were both VERY sick for like a week and half- two weeks! I had a whole bunch of that hamburger in my freezer, and by the time I saw anything on the news- it was too late! They were really sick with the diarrhea, vomiting, diarrhea, vomiting, diarrhea.... they were miserable! Luckily, they are feeling a better now!
post #21 of 24
Just for the record I do shop at Wal-Mart and I have nothing against them. I just don't buy meats there because of the price for the most part. I get better prices and better meat at the local meat market then at Wal-Mart. But I do buy everything else there.
post #22 of 24
Yuck!
I sometimes think Wal-mart is irrisponsible, but thank you for posting that!
post #23 of 24
I don't see how Wal-Mart is irresponsible in this case. The supplier (Tyson) is the one that had the E. Coli problem. They send the meat already pre-packaged. Wal-Mart just puts their tag and price on it when it gets to them.
post #24 of 24
While I avidly boycott Wal-Mart, even I have to say that this is not the fault of Wal-Mart as close as I can tell. Personally I think they're socially and economically irresponsible and negligent for a completely different stack of reasons, but I don't see how this could be Wal-Marts fault.
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