Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Here we go again

Is there some problem with cleanliness? Do workers find it too difficult to follow basic food safety precautions? Is it hard to wash your hands? Is it too inconvenient? Do they even care? Do I sound upset? Well, I am.

I'm upset because 248,000 pounds of beef have been recalled because of E-Coli. TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND POUNDS.

The beef was shipped mainly to restaurants in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington. The restaurants that are listed (even though the story says the "beef products sold primarily to" which means these are not ALL the restaurants it was sold to) are: Moe's, Carino's Italian Grill, and KRM.

Included in the recall:
  • Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak
  • Boneless Beef Tips
  • Savory Sirloin Tips
  • Bacon Wrapped Beef Fillet
  • Beef Shoulder Marinated Tender Medallions
  • 75% Boneless Beef Trimmings
  • Beef Trimmings
  • Beef Sirloin Philly Steak
  • EGN Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak
  • EGN Boneless Beef Sirloin Tri Tip Steak
  • KRM Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak
  • Carino's Boneless Beef Outside Skirt Steak
  • Carino's Boneless Beef Outside Skirt Steak Pieces
  • Moe's Beef Steak
The Owasso Oklahoma company, National Steak and Poultry, voluntarily recalled the meat and said the "recalled products are in packages bearing a label with the establishment number "EST. 6010T" inside the USDA mark of inspection and packaging dates of "10/12/2009," "10/13/2009," "10/14/2009," or "10/21/2009." The company said the products were shipped to restaurants nationwide."

They say this is the first recall their company has ever had in it's 30 year history. While that's a pretty good track record, one time is enough for me. Six states, countless restaurants. And remember, E-Coli is spread through fecal contamination. FECAL CONTAMINATION. Yep. That's enough for me.


Organic Meatbag said...

Holy ravioli, that's a lot of meat! That's what she said!

Ruth said...

It's disturbing to me to have someone in a restaurant or meat plant or anywhere handle my food. I am less interested in eating out these days, and even less interested in eating meat! I think it's the source of a lot of problems in our diet. Here's to salad!

Oh, well, we know you can get salmonella and ecoli from them too!

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