USA Today-Beef Recall

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12/01/09 USA Today-Why Beef Recall from Fresno did not include school lunches. The safety of our food system is now totally dependant on sample testing which only indicates the condition of a small sample. It does not tell anything about the bulk of the food and can lead to a totally false conclusion. Also in this article is a list of companies with amounts of corn fed beef they are selling to schools.

The editor’s conclusion is that only by substantially reducing the generation of pathogens in Feed Lots (CAFO’s) and in the hindgut of ruminant animals will we ever be able to control E. coli and other pathogens in our food and in our general environment. Also see Johns Hopkins report Farmacology reference #21 under pathogens.

Read the article in full:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-12-01-beef-recall-lunches_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

Submitted by Donald Kerstetter

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