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June 30th, 2009
11:58 AM ET

Where's the Beef?

Literally – where is it? JBS Swift Beef Company recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of beef that might be contaminated with E. Coli, and now 18 people are sick. Here’s the hitch: neither the company nor the USDA can tell consumers which meats not to eat. That’s because JBS sells its products to a variety of other companies, which in turn put their own labels it. Figuring out what products to throw out of your freezer may be the ultimate meat mystery. For more information about the recall, here’s the press release from the USDA.
Also – listen up raw cookie dough lovers: the FDA has found evidence of E. coli bacteria in an unopened package of raw chocolate chip cookie dough, So far, 69 people have become ill. Visit Nestlé’s website for a complete list of the recalled products:

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  1. Nelson

    Why take chances??? I am just getting rid of all the beef I just bought from Hannaford which was on the list but not in my area!!!! Still its not worth it.

    June 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  2. Steve O

    Moving the troops in Iraq is a good start as long as we don't get our hopes up about a flourishing democracy anytime soon.

    June 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  3. jeff clark

    enough is enough Doctor Cohen... poison peanuts, poison spinach, poison tomatoes, poison cookie dough, bad beef AGAIN... big corporate agriculture is killing us!!! and they are making profit too...(and the food is less nutritious at that)...

    June 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  4. Anthony Cavalier

    i know i am off subject but i just kind of find this kinda crazy! James Brown- December 25th, Aaliyah- August 25th, Left Eye- April 25th, Micheal Jackson- June 25th.... think on that!

    June 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  5. jeff clark

    no small wonder the food in Spain, Belgium, and France just tastes sooo much better too...

    June 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  6. John - Santa Barbara

    CNN: When did your network lose it completely? The first Gulf War made CNN an important news source. Now CNN can only give us news of the entertainment world as though these people make the only news that is worthy. We have gone from Paris HIlton to Anna Nicole Smith to Michael Jackson as though their lives and deaths are all that matters.
    We are stopping watching CNN most of the time. We will look for sources that will give real news. jrc, Santa Barbara

    July 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  7. ronald

    Where's the Beef you say???
    How about where are the mandatory food labeling for Genetically Modified Ingredients?
    How about where is the higher percentage acceptable for US beef being tested for Mad Cow disease?
    How about why does the door swing back and forth between those working for the FDA,USDA and big business food giants thus whom today works for the food industry tomorrow may become the next incompetent regulator of food safety.
    Where's the Beef...
    I say, where is basis for food safety. if the industry can track some spinach back to its source using radio frequency tags from shipments, it could at least do the same for non merged beef.
    Now,hot dogs might be a different story in itself. Heaven knows how many cattle and chicken and pigs are all grouped together to find that bad animal after it were mixed all together.
    you want to solve, health care for America?
    let's start by knowing what is inside our own food.
    Today, we get some food genius creating some genetically modified disaster,then what?
    i would not be surprised that bird flu was not some mistake of the GM industry some food scientist injecting either plant,human or animal genome into one of those crop seeds ,then some bird or animal consumes the seed, grabs the virus from the injected genome, crosses species worse than some pig incubator of viruses and crosses species to create bird flu.
    What is next some Dr. Mengele burgers research?

    July 3, 2009 at 10:56 am |

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