All American Meats, Inc. Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Wow 167,000 pounds of ground beef. Doing a little math here, at 500 pounds per animal, that would be 334 whole animals blended together. But they don’t use whole animals most of the time.  Suggesting that even more animals were blended together.

Shades of the Westland/Hallmark meat recall of 2008  (143,000,000 pounds) Well, look on the bright side, they are getting faster at identifying there is a problem.

 

Two things that make me happy about what we do on the farm with a forage only diet.

1) ~ E Coli 0157:H7 is an acid resistant bacteria. It has to have an abnormal acid environment to grow in the stomach of cows.  Makes one understand why 80% of all sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda, a buffering agent to bring the PH higher) made or mined in the US every year is fed to animals in confinement?

Grass does not cause an abnormally acid  rumen. 

 

2) ~ Our butchers do one animal at a time and then clean the meat grinder before starting on the next animal.

 

Thank you for supporting what we are trying to do in our little “neck-of-the-GRASS”

…and a quote from a recent Dr. Mercola blog, “Researchers recently discovered a new gene, called mcr-1, in pigs and people in China12,13,14,15 — a gene mutation that makes bacteria resistant to our last-resort class of antibiotics. This is precisely the nightmare scenario scientists have been warning us about.”