US company recalls more than 1m pound...

US company recalls more than 1m pounds of beef

There are 12 comments on the The Straits Times story from Nov 3, 2007, titled US company recalls more than 1m pounds of beef. In it, The Straits Times reports that:

“No illnesses have been associated with this product”

THE giant agribusiness company Cargill Inc said on Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. via The Straits Times

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Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#1 Nov 3, 2007
USa should not raise beef... it is a health hazard, not needed, and a waste of farmland that could be raising much more food for people, instead of grasing land or using so much land to grow food for cattle. Cattle are a waste of land, of fuel, of energy, and a detriment to health, and not at all needed for good nutrition.

Peace
Lance Winslow

United States

#2 Nov 3, 2007
Coolmind wrote:
USa should not raise beef... it is a health hazard, not needed, and a waste of farmland that could be raising much more food for people, instead of grasing land or using so much land to grow food for cattle. Cattle are a waste of land, of fuel, of energy, and a detriment to health, and not at all needed for good nutrition.
Peace
I respectfully disagree.
Raising beef is a huge industry in the USA and makes somewhat productive use of vast government-owned grasslands which would otherwise be relatively unproductive. The number of people employed raising beef, preparing and distributing it, and serving it to be eaten, must be many tens of millions. E. coli has always been a contaminant of beef and is only now known to be a problem because of advances in DNA detection and typing. Contamination of chicken with Samonella may be a worse problem than E. coli in beef. Don't kill the golden calf when the problem is germs, not beef.
What's your beef with cows, anyhow?
leo from shanghai

United States

#3 Nov 3, 2007
cargill hamburger should be renamed NANCY NORDBURGER. nancy nord is the political hack in charge of u.s. consumer protection. nancy is to contamidated products what TYPHOID MARY was to an epidemic.

“Exposing frauds everyday”

Since: Oct 07

Southington, CT

#4 Nov 3, 2007
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>I respectfully disagree.
Raising beef is a huge industry in the USA and makes somewhat productive use of vast government-owned grasslands which would otherwise be relatively unproductive. The number of people employed raising beef, preparing and distributing it, and serving it to be eaten, must be many tens of millions. E. coli has always been a contaminant of beef and is only now known to be a problem because of advances in DNA detection and typing. Contamination of chicken with Samonella may be a worse problem than E. coli in beef. Don't kill the golden calf when the problem is germs, not beef.
What's your beef with cows, anyhow?
Hey I like a steak as much as the next guy,but all those jobs you speak of are mostly illigal Mexicans working in the beef industry,which does nothing for the IRS which you & me pay every week.Obviously these immigrants are not doing a good job either.I have never seen so many beef recalls or so big in my life.Something is going terribly wrong in the beef industry.
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#5 Nov 3, 2007
stopthelies wrote:
<quoted text>Hey I like a steak as much as the next guy,but all those jobs you speak of are mostly illigal Mexicans working in the beef industry,which does nothing for the IRS which you & me pay every week.Obviously these immigrants are not doing a good job either.I have never seen so many beef recalls or so big in my life.Something is going terribly wrong in the beef industry.
I imagine that there is little more wrong in the beef industry today than there was say, 30 years ago. If anything, it is safer now than ever.

I spent 40 years in the Midwest where there were several major meat processors, and I knew a lot of people that worked for them.. Whites, mostly, with some 2nd & 3rd generation Hispanics, all citizens and union members trying to provide for their families in honest labor.

What you do have today is a media that sensationalizes everything and a society willing to sue at the drop of a hat. It is cheaper for meat processors to dump a million pounds of beef at a loss of perhaps $3 ~$4 million dollars than pay out on a bunch of lawsuits resulting from infected meat.

Compared to other countries, the food chain in the US is still one of the safest in the world.

I agree that the illegals are doing more damage to this country than good, but it isn't proper to classify someone that sneaks into the country an immigrant. They are illegal aliens, should be rounded up and deported back to their country of origin.
Dismayed

Windermere, FL

#7 Nov 3, 2007
leo from shanghai wrote:
cargill hamburger should be renamed NANCY NORDBURGER. nancy nord is the political hack in charge of u.s. consumer protection. nancy is to contamidated products what TYPHOID MARY was to an epidemic.
She has nothing to do with the beef recall or inspection. The Dept. of Agriculture inspects beef, not the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
tom

United States

#8 Nov 3, 2007
e-coli is killed by an apple cider vinegar solution approxamately 30% acv and 70 percent water. if beef were rinsed during and after processing before grinding. it would pretty much eradicate the problem. also cooking beef throughly all the way through tends to rid it of suspect bacteria. it's just a matter of tcb rather than play grab butt on processing lines and utilizing proper sanitation on the processing line and cooking throughly.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#9 Nov 3, 2007
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>I respectfully disagree.
Raising beef is a huge industry in the USA and makes somewhat productive use of vast government-owned grasslands which would otherwise be relatively unproductive. The number of people employed raising beef, preparing and distributing it, and serving it to be eaten, must be many tens of millions. E. coli has always been a contaminant of beef and is only now known to be a problem because of advances in DNA detection and typing. Contamination of chicken with Samonella may be a worse problem than E. coli in beef. Don't kill the golden calf when the problem is germs, not beef.
What's your beef with cows, anyhow?
HI Lance,
I just think beef is unnecessary and is a waste of good farmland and is a detriment to USA health... so much of it is fatty and high in cholesterol. Perhaps like tobacco, it should be phased out of the American lifestyle. The land that is decacated to feeding cattle could be used to grow crops for direct human consumption... like wheat and soy beans and wouldthus feed more people than the beef fed with the corn.
Peace
leo from shanghai

United States

#10 Nov 3, 2007
to DISMAYED: nancy nord is a political hack rubber stamp common in the corrupt bush administration. FCC control by big broadcasting. 1st ICE head was crony stockbroker. remember brownie from katrina mess was FEMA hack. george tenet at cia.
Dismayed

Windermere, FL

#11 Nov 3, 2007
leo from shanghai wrote:
to DISMAYED: nancy nord is a political hack rubber stamp common in the corrupt bush administration. FCC control by big broadcasting. 1st ICE head was crony stockbroker. remember brownie from katrina mess was FEMA hack. george tenet at cia.
And this has WHAT to do with the ground beef recall? There are plenty of political forums in which you may state your opinions on topic.

Trolling....
Lance Winslow

Lake Hughes, CA

#12 Nov 3, 2007
Coolmind wrote:
<quoted text>
HI Lance,
I just think beef is unnecessary and is a waste of good farmland and is a detriment to USA health... so much of it is fatty and high in cholesterol. Perhaps like tobacco, it should be phased out of the American lifestyle. The land that is decacated to feeding cattle could be used to grow crops for direct human consumption... like wheat and soy beans and wouldthus feed more people than the beef fed with the corn.
Peace
There have been a lot of comments I agree with...so far nobody's blamed liberals or even George Bush for tainted beef.
Good point, Coolmind, that beef is unhealthy relative to fish, poultry or a sound vegetarian diet, but Americans do love their steaks and burgers. There's a downside to each type of meat we consume. Overall, I think we've got a long way to go to make all our foods safer, including veggies, and to condemn beef is to mis-direct an effort better spent on tobacco, alcohol, and gluttany.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#13 Nov 3, 2007
agreed... but to excuse beef just because so many like it.. well, we don't use that arguement with pot, or tobacco, or porn.... I know there are many vices that should be eliminated.... I think beef and cow's milk are unnecessary and we would benefit from their elimination and replacement with human food crops.

Peace to you and yours.:)

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