Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo recall ground beef: E. coli risk

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Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are recalling some ground beef because of the risk that the meat has been contaminated with E. coli.

The chains announced the recall Thursday as part of a larger ground beef recall issued by the National Beef Packing Company.

E. coli can cause diarrhea, dehydration and potentially kidney failure.

Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling the affected Fresh 93 Percent Lean Ground Beef from all stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The product was shipped to stores around July 18.

Bi-Lo is recalling the same product from its shelves in all stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Neither has received reports of any related illnesses.

Consumers can bring the product to the store for a refund.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/13 - 08:52 am
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Here we go again

As our demand exceeds safe production supply, what next?

You would think building more slaughter houses would help?
But as I understand it Speed / production and lack of adequate inspection is allowing the spread to 100,000's + pound batches of ground meat.

For a obviously Negative, less objective view see:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/10/08/e-coli-spreading-slaughterhouses-...

For a obviously PRO and less than objective view:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060917130122AAfKDlD

As usual, the answer is somewhere in between.

griff6035
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griff6035 08/02/13 - 10:43 am
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E.coli

Do not eat under cooked meat, cook meat to the proper temperature and you will not get sick. And wash hands after handling raw meat of any kind.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/02/13 - 12:32 pm
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How soon till this is spun to

How soon till this is spun to show that the agency in charge has been underfunded and hamstringed by Sequestration ? It seems our government puts public safety last in their self serving quest to spend tax dollars. Pushing paper and blame shifting has become the norm in the public service business and the answer to why they can't be competent when asked is always lack of funding.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/13 - 12:34 pm
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griff6035 brings up a point

Cook it...

Here is an idea don't waste 100,s or 1000's of pound of meat with kids starving in the USA.

Cook the meat,
test and verify it is no longer infected, or spoiled.
Then freeze it for school lunches or ship it the poorer countries we hear so much about, with starving hordes.

Frozen Ground Beef holds for 90 to 140 days
But if it were steaks it could be vacuum packed and frozen
they hold for 6 to 12 months. (ask that guy selling tough steaks off the back of his truck)
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Seriously Be extra care with ANY BEEF recently purchased.

Extra care and precautions in handling and cooking
is all that is needed.
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Understand, I am not being totally serious here... just between the lines.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/02/13 - 02:15 pm
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A Modest Proposal we should

A Modest Proposal we should get behind nocnoc...

corgimom
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corgimom 08/02/13 - 02:54 pm
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All meat is contaminated,

All meat is contaminated, cook all of it and you won't have a thing to worry about.

This has nothing to do with Obama, sequestration. or the phase of the moon.

Anybody that expects meat not to have any bacteria or any contamination isn't dealing with reality. There is no such thing as safe raw meat, even meat that you hunt yourself.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/02/13 - 05:11 pm
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"This has nothing to do with

"This has nothing to do with Obama, sequestration. or the phase of the moon". Exactly but how soon till it is the fault of the taxpayer for under funding Obama and his minions plan to save the world . I bet its knotting their knickers that everything didn't fall to pieces after their allowance didn't bump up.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/13 - 05:19 pm
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The sequestration hype has nothing to do with

the sequestration.

It sounds like double talk but it ain't .
The Maximum Ceiling has been "officially" just short by $30M for over 70 days straight now.

How is that possible when we all know the FED tinkles away over $1Mill a minute in Waste .... again so how is that possible?

Is someone reporting false numbers in Treasury Dept., on request?

tanbaby
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tanbaby 08/02/13 - 06:27 pm
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i think it's hilarious how a
Unpublished

i think it's hilarious how a story about contaminated beef turns into a political discussion......

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/02/13 - 09:37 pm
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Raw Meat

Hey, for the raw meat in the freezer at the processing plant, they could irradiate it and then ship it out raw and bacteria free. All it takes is a blast of gamma rays from Cs-137 and/or Co-60 and there won't be a bacteria around.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/03/13 - 06:30 am
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LL - I remember hearing the built

a food radiating plant in Conyers Ga.

Here is an idea, ship it there, radiate it and then donate it to a 501c food bank for a tax deduction.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/03/13 - 06:20 pm
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The treehuggers, the same

The treehuggers, the same ones that are against genetically-modified plants (even though they wouldn't know genetically-modified corn if you hit them over the head with it) are the same ones that are against radiated meat, beef and poultry treated with antibiotics, and on and on.

They think "natural" is the way to go, not knowing that in the old days, lots of people died from contaminated meat, poultry, and milk.

Give me my antibiotic treated meat and poultry, E. coli is nothing to fool with. Or listeria, salmonella, staph, or parasites and all the other nasty things that you can get.

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