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SCARBOROUGH, Maine ? Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting consumers that Cargill Beef is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef that may contain salmonella.

The 85-percent-lean ground beef was produced at Cargill's plant in Wyalusing, Pa., on May 25, and repackaged for sale to consumers by customers of the Kansas-based company.

Cargill President John Keating says in a statement, "Food-borne illnesses are unfortunate and we are sorry for anyone who became sick from eating ground beef we may have produced."

Hannaford's says consumers should check their ground beef for "use or sell by" dates between May 29 and June 16. Refunds will be offered for ground beef with those dates that is returned.

Additional information is available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture recall website at: www.fsis.usda

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Hannaford's says consumers should check their ground beef for "use or sell by" dates between May 29 and June 16.

Wouldn't that be out of date now anyway?

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^ Maybe they mean frozen meat -- some people keep beef a long time.

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Well in my region the power outage caused every store to have completely fresh supplies of meat.

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Wouldn't happen near as much if the US got its head around radiation sterilization of its meats etc., which kills E. coli, salmonella etc. dead as Caesar.

Sadly the arm-wavers get all cranked about the word 'radiation' and think it contaminates the food, which it does not. This causes supermarkets not to carry irradiated products because of the resulting consumer perception. All it is is medium energy x-rays, electrons (Beta radiation) and gamma rays (high energy x-rays) not applied isotopes, and if it weren't for radiation sterilization many of those who survived WW-2 Europe would have starved because of a lack of power for refrigeration.

Fact is, I can remember Health Dept. and hospital employees lining up at the radiation therapy dept. for their meats, potatoes, daitry products etc. to be irradiated to prevent spoilage, sprouting etc.

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Wouldn't happen near as much if the US got its head around radiation sterilization of its meats etc., which kills E. coli, salmonella etc. dead as Caesar.

Sadly the arm-wavers ge all cranked about the word 'radiation' and think it contaminates the food, which it does not. All it is is medium energy x-rays, not applied isotopes, and if it weren't for radiation sterilization many of those who survived WW-2 Europe would have starved because of a lack of power for refrigeration.

Fact is, I can remember Health Dept. and hospital employees lining up at the radiation therapy dept. for their meats, potatoes etc. to be irradiated to prevent spoilage, sprouting etc.

Sounds like the scaremongering about nuclear power rubs off. If this move were to make food safer it has my support.

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Sounds like the scaremongering about nuclear power rubs off. If this move were to make food safer it has my support.

Tell that to the EU - the radiation arm wavers there now have it so that the only thing that can be irradiated is spices.

The largest exporter of irradiated foods is now Mexico: , and that's largely fruits destined for thre US market.

You can tell iradiatedn foods by the international Radura logo -

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Why does that have any relevance, America isn't part of the EU? I agree though I don't actually care much for the EU, it's a bunch of bureaucrats sitting on their behinds and achieving nothing.

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I was pointing out that, in contrast to the EU and US, Mexico is in the lead regarding irradiated foods, at least as far as exports - not sure about internally.

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The 85-percent-lean ground beef ...
What is the other 15%?

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What is the other 15%?

:huh: Fat...

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^ and miscellaneous parts. :p

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TUESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 33 people in seven states appears to be linked to recalled ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The numbers of illnesses reported in each state are: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (14), Rhode Island (1), Virginia (2) and Vermont (10). Eleven people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

The ages of the patients ranged from 12 years to 101 years, the CDC said, and illnesses arose between June 6 to June 26.

According to the agency, it takes an average of two to three weeks between the time a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported, which means that illnesses that occurred after June 29 might not be reported yet.

Federal and state investigators were able to link illnesses in five patients with ground beef products produced by a single Cargill Meat Solutions facility.

http://news.yahoo.com/33-sickened-salmonella-linked-ground-beef-cdc-200513007.html

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What is the other 15%?

You probably don't want to know.

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