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Old 02-17-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday recalled 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is being investigated for mistreating cattle.

Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the United States, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat meats.


USDA makes largest beef recall - USATODAY.com
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:53 AM
 
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The report I read said;

"But the USDA said the health hazard was minimal. Much of the meat was purchased for federal nutrition programmes."

Does that mean it's OK if poor people eat it?......

Or just the BBC's bad journalism
BBC NEWS | Americas | US orders massive recall of beef
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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A lot of it has already been consumed and by school children!!!

A few weeks ago this was news in MN and there was a school where kids had eaten it. What took national news so long to catch on?
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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The meat was recalled because the animals were mistreated and downer cows were processed. This isn't new there just happens to be video this time.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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It was awful to see the report this morning. I saw it on Good Morning America - they actually showed someone pushing a cow that was already down on the ground with a fork lift - not trying to help it - pushing it - it was awful.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I actually received the email containing the video of this from the HSUS almost a month ago. I thought at the time that it would be passed over as usual and not be a big deal. I'm glad I thought wrong. This is why I rarely eat meat and when I too it is certified humane free range. It reminds me of the guy who used to own slaughterhouses in Texas but is now a vegeterian because of everything he saw. We need stricter and more enforced food standards in this country.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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A lot of it has already been consumed and by school children!!!

A few weeks ago this was news in MN and there was a school where kids had eaten it. What took national news so long to catch on?
I saw that last night on the news.....I'm disgusted, really. It feels like a slap in the face to find this out AFTER its already been eaten.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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It took an undercover video, just like what happened with CC Baird (subject of the HBO Undercover documentary "dealing dogs"). Notorious Animal Dealer Loses License and Pays Record Fine | The Humane Society of the United States (http://www.hsus.org/animals_in_research/animals_in_research_news/animal_dealer_loses_license_and_pays_record_fine.h tml - broken link)
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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So isn't this what Oprah was being sued over, years ago, when she made that comment about never eating beef again? Her disgust is shared by many but it never makes it into the news until someone releases it on hidden camera.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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A lot of it has already been consumed and by school children!!!

A few weeks ago this was news in MN and there was a school where kids had eaten it. What took national news so long to catch on?
Yeah. I see how much our country depends and loves our children and future generations. I've been eating hamburgers, sloppy joes, teriyaki beef, beef burritos and plenty of other beef products at my school for a while. Thanks USDA, Humane Society, and the US government for warning me AFTER I've eaten several pounds of possibly contaminated meat. Well, if I die soon, everyone will know who to sue.
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