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Cargill will begin labeling when finely textured beef is used in its U.S. ground beef

November 6, 2013 by


In a Reuters article, Cargill said  the new ground-beef packaging, slated to debut early next year, came about after the agribusiness firm surveyed more than 3,000 consumers over the past 18 months about their views on ground beef and how it is made. The survey arose after last year’s intense media coverage of South Dakota-based Beef […]

What do USDA inspectors do? Undercover video shutters another dairy cull slaughterhouse in CA

August 21, 2012 by


by Doug Powell Federal regulators shut down a Central California slaughterhouse Monday after receiving undercover video showing dairy cows — some unable to walk — being repeatedly shocked and shot before being slaughtered. In a few hours, someone in the industry will say, this is an isolated incident and they practice the highest standards of […]

Lemon juice is icky too; be honest with consumers and disclose what’s in any food

March 22, 2012 by


by Doug Powell “There’s an ick factor to almost all food.” That was my short-take on the pink slime smearfest, which has now dragged retailers, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, into the murky morass where public opinion intersects with scientific evidence. This is nothing new. Me, I find E. coli and salmonella in […]

So where was that E. coli Ground Turkey

August 10, 2011 by


Now we know. Let’s all pay attention because the list is vast. In case you are concerened about your product, here is the recall. The state list is here compliments of the USDA.

Did Cargill salmonella-in-ground turkey recall come fast enough

August 5, 2011 by


by Doug Powell The massive ground turkey recall that Cargill Inc. announced this week is raising questions about whether federal food safety regulators should have moved faster to limit a nationwide salmonella outbreak. I told Mike Hughlett and David Shaffer of Minnesota Star Tribune that, “Part of the problem is the absence of clear guidelines […]