This morning the Consumerist reports that the Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service has announced two separate recalls — one in California and one in New York — totaling nearly 40,000 pounds of ground beef after learning that the batches of meat could have been contaminated with the E. coli bacteria. Which could possibly explain why you’re not feeling so good today…
The Consumerist: The bigger of the two recalls comes from California, where South Gate Meat Co., of South Gate, Calif., is recalling approximately 35,000 pounds of ground beef products.
The products subject to recall include:
* 20-, 30- and 40-pound bulk packages of “SOUTH GATE MEAT CO. GROUND BEEF.”
* 30-, 40-, and 50-pound bulk packages of “SOUTH GATE MEAT CO. COARSE GROUND BEEF.”
* 10- and 20-pound packages of “SOUTH GATE MEAT CO. GROUND BEEF PATTIES.”
Each package bears establishment number “EST. 6217” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These ground beef products were produced between the dates of June 7, 2010, through June 21, 2010, and were shipped to restaurants in the Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. area.
The New York recall accounts for 3,700 pounds of ground beef produced by Crown I Enterprises, Inc., of Bay Shore, N.Y.
In other words if you were contemplating your local deli meat pattie or greasy soon burger you might be doing yourself a favor to hold of for a while. But in the event you’re already feeling sick to your stomach at least you will know why…
Oh well, now might be the right time to go vegetarian.