All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘e-coli’

Ground Beef Recall: Children at Risk

According to the USDA, children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk from the recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef. “The very young, the very old, and those with immune systems that have been weakened by cancer, kidney disease, and other illnesses are most at risk and vulnerable to illnesses associated with contaminated …

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Ground Beef Recall Prompted After E. Coli Outbreaks

A ground beef recall has been announced after at least 11 documented cases of E. coli popped up across the country. The recall affects nearly 1.8 million pounds of beef that was processed by the Wolverine Packing Company of Detroit and was announced on Monday by the federal Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Division of Food Safety and Inspection Service. Authorities are …

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The Major Foodborne Illnesses Circling The U.S.

Foodborne illness is becoming more common and more dangerous in the U.S. and in the rest of the world. The mass food production required to feed the more than 7 billion people on the planet cannot be monitored closely enough to warrant safe food processing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 48 million people in …

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Cannibal Sandwiches Are Slammed by Health Officials

After a Wisconsin holiday tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” was linked to an E. coli outbreak last year, health officials are begging people to refrain from eating the sandwiches. Before you get too grossed out, the cannibal sandwiches are made using raw ground beef. That still has a pretty high gross factor, but at least we’re not talking about the …

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Trader Joe’s Recalls Salads, Wraps Due to E. Coli Outbreak

Heads up–if you have recently purchased a pre-made salad or sandwich wrap from Trader Joe’s, you may want to think twice before eating it. Due to an E. coli outbreak, Trader Joe’s and other stores have recalled certain pre-made items that may contain contaminated chicken or ham. Approximately 90 tons of food has been recalled and 26 people in three …

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50,000 lbs Of Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Fears

The National Beef Packing Co. has recalled around 50,000 pounds of ground beef over fears that it may be contaminated with the dread E. Coli bacteria. The Kansas company’s products are shipped all around the country, so the recall is both terrifying and widespread, although there have been no reported illnesses due to the possible contamination. The company is calling …

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Reusable Grocery Bags are Filthy Garbage

It’s a great trend, many people are choosing to buy reusable grocery bags rather than continuing to litter our landfills with thousands and thousands of paper and plastic shopping bags. It has also probably saved the stores involved thousands of dollars, but some recent research studies have found a big issue with the reusable bag trend. Basically a lot of …

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