6.5 Million Pounds of Factory-Farmed Beef Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak

October 4, 2018 at 4:19 pm




USDA recalls hundreds of beef products processed by the world’s largest and most corrupt beef company. Avoid these brands:





The USDA recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef today after a salmonella outbreak.

So far, 57 cases of salmonella illnesses across the U.S. have been linked to beef slaughtered and processed by the world’s largest beef company, JBS.

The contaminated beef was packaged between July 26 and September 7 at the JBS processing plant in Arizona.

Contaminated brands include:

Walmart

Showcase

JBS Generic

Comnor Perfect Choice

Gourmet Burger

Cedar River Farms Natural Beef

Grass Run Farms Natural

Here is a complete list of recalled products.
The USDA inspection mark on the packaging of the recalled products contains the processing plant’s establishment number “EST. 267.”
The USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service was first notified of the possible outbreak in September. Receipts and shopper cards from eight patients helped investigators identify the source of the outbreak, CNN reports
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said.

JBS owns and processes a quarter of the beef sold in the U.S. and is the largest beef processor in the world.

A year ago, the company’s beef was pulled off grocery store shelves across Europe, China and Brazil in response to a massive corruption scandal to export rotten and contaminated meat.

Meanwhile, JBS has continued to expand its reach and political power in the U.S.
More than 30 government officials and one JBS employee have been investigated for giving or receiving bribes, falsifying documents, and exporting meat that was known to be contaminated or rotten, reports FoodAndPower.net.

According to SustainableTable.org, outbreaks of salmonella, e.coli and listeria are caused by the crowded conditions in which factory-farmed cows animals are raised, as well as the high speed at which meat is processed.

“Small-scale, independent slaughterhouses tend to provide safer products than most giant meatpacking plants due to the fact that they process much smaller quantities of meat and operate at a slower pace,” the organization says.