Beef Recall Should Make You Swear Off Meat for a While

ground beef recallAnother day, another ground beef recall. This one comes straight out of Kansas as 60,000 pounds of beef have been recalled due to E. coli contamination. So far, there have been no reports of illness.

Check your packages for beef coming from National Beef Packaging Co. and sold at four major grocery store chains: Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, and Krogers. As someone who was hospitalized due to E. coli, please listen to me when I say you do not want to risk this. Rid your house of any ground beef that comes from that company immediately. Also, why not try skipping the ground beef completely today. What a perfect reason to have a Meatless Monday, right?

Especially if you live in these states where the beef has been distributed ...

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The questionable meat is in products sold primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee. But the beef was also sent to distributors and so could have been shipped elsewhere. To really safeguard your family, don't consume any food product if you don't know the source. This also means avoiding processed foods where the meat source isn't identified.

Don't forget, if you're dining out at restaurants that don't identify their meat source, you need to alert them to this recall. And ask them where it comes from, if you're really feeling the urge to eat ground beef. If your local grocery store has re-packaged their ground beef and doesn't have a label saying where the beef is from, ask the guy behind the butcher counter.

This could be another potentially dangerous outbreak, and you need to protect your family. Better to be the annoying customer than the one in the hospital, or worse.

How will you respond to the latest meat recall?

 

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