4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Mad Cow Disease Scare

A Whole Foods distribution center which services New England was among the businesses affected by the recall

4,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled in Mad Cow Disease Scare
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A Whole Foods distribution center and two restaurants in New York City and Kansas City were affected by the recall.

More than 4,000 pounds of beef products have been recalled under suspicion of “contaminated materials linked to mad cow disease,” reports CNN.

The meat was originally processed at Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Mo., and packaged between September 2013 and April 2014.

The beef products were then distributed to a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut which services its branches in New England, as well as two restaurants in New York City and Kansas City.

In a statement, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that the animals in question showed no signs of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) — the formal name for mad cow disease — and that the recall was issued “out of an abundance of caution,” since the FSIS had not received paperwork documenting how nerve tissue was removed.

In accordance with standard procedure, cattle processing centers must submit documentation of the removal of nerve tissue: “Dorsal root ganglia, branches of the nervous system located in the vertebral column are considered specified risk materials (SRMs) and must be removed from cattle 30 months of age and older in accordance with FSIS regulations.”

The full list of recalled beef products is available online.

For the latest happenings in the food and drink world, visit our Food News page.

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.

 


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<a href="http://delauro.house.gov/images/pdf/Letter%20to%20FSIS%20reFruitland%20Beef%20Recall.pdf" title="http://delauro.house.gov/images/pdf/Letter%20to%20FSIS%20reFruitland%20Beef%20Recall.pdf">http://delauro.house.gov/images/pdf/Letter%20to%20FSIS%20reFruitland%20B...</a>

Greetings Honorable Rep. Rosa DeLauro Ma’am (D-CT) et al,

I wish to give you the information you requested above, but I will tell you now, nothing, NOTHING will happen. but thanks for trying anyway.

My mother and many more here in North America have been murdered by what I call corporate and political homicide, i.e. mad cow disease. she died from hvCJD i.e. the Heidenhain Variant of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, and exceedingly rare strain of what officials call sporadic CJD. but what officials DON’t or WANT tell you, is that some cases of sporadic CJD have been linked to atypical BSE, and c-BSE i.e. typical UK type BSE, this will also propagate as sporadic CJD. this UKBSEnvCJD only theory is crap Ma’am, and proven to be so for trade purposes. I will not even get into mad deer disease aka CWD and risk factors there from here.

These SRM breaches, MBM mad cow feed breaches, BSE mad cow testing Breaches, Surveillance failures have happened time and time and time again over the past 16 years or so, and time and time again an official will raise awareness, and nothing happens. The GAO or the OIG issues warnings about these mad cow breaches, and NOTHING, nada. nothing will happen this time. For Gods sake, the USDA NSLP fed our children dead stock downer cows for 4 years, the most high risk for BSE TSE prion disease, before doing anything about it. I lost my mother to the hvCJD, confirmed, back in 1997, have watched and followed closely the USDA inc. mad cow follies over the past 16 years, and nothing has changed, except the administrations. we now have a human mad cow case now in Texas that the Government is covering up at all cost. the government refuses to issue any information on this case, except that the person traveled overseas, so it’s a foreign animal disease the man contracted...NOT!

fact is, BSE cases in Europe of the past years have dropped dramatically due to feed ban that was enforced, and extensive BSE testing, in large numbers. just the opposite has happened in the USA. it’s all been documented. there is ample evidence that there is as much of a chance (if not more), that this victim contracted human mad cow disease from sources right here in the USA. this PR push to alienate a USA source factor for human BSE in the USA is a PR stunt by the USDA inc., and not justified now, in my opinion. compare BSE testing figures in the EU compared to the USA, compare mad cow feed ban breaches, and you will see. hell, the 2004 enhanced BSE surveillance program was flawed so bad, the top Prion God at the NIH TSE prion expert Paul Brown, says he does not trust anything from the USDA since Texas covered up a mad cow for 7 months, on a 48 hour confirmation turn around. it’s all documented below in link. USDA inc shut down the mad cow testing after so many atypical BSE cases started showing up.

yes, another foreigner comes to the USA, or another USA citizens does some traveling, and all of a sudden, it’s a foreign disease. evidently, these folks never eat anything in the USA, and contracts nvcjd. right. just like the last one in 2005. really? here are the facts of the TEXAS MAD COW, MAD COW FEED in Texas, CJD CLUSTER in Texas, CJD CASE IN 38 YEAR OLD WOMAN THAT APPARENTLY WORKED ON THE SLAUGHTER LINE FOR TYSON in Texas, AND OTHER STRANGE TSE PRION DISEASE IN VERY YOUNG VICTIMS HERE IN TEXAS with long duration of illness from onset of clinical symptoms to death, CALLED SPORADIC FFI (except it is not linked to any genetic make up of that family), another nvcjd victim back in 2005 in Texas, apparently another UK victim that had moved to Texas, and never ate anything. these are the facts as I have come to know them (official documents), since hvcjd took my mom in December of 1997. just made a promise to mom, never forget, and never let them forget, the rest of the story, the truth you don’t hear about. ...our fine federal friends and the USDA inc, has lied to all of us...

HUMAN BSE NVCJD CASE IN TEXAS, COVER UP CONTINUES AS OF JUNE 14, 2014...TSS

Monday, June 02, 2014

*** Confirmed Human BSE aka mad cow Variant CJD vCJD or nvCJD Case in Texas

<a href="http://vcjd.blogspot.com/2014/06/confirmed-variant-cjd-case-in-texas.html" title="http://vcjd.blogspot.com/2014/06/confirmed-variant-cjd-case-in-texas.html">http://vcjd.blogspot.com/2014/06/confirmed-variant-cjd-case-in-texas.html</a>

Monday, June 9, 2014

*** TEXAS MAD COW COVER UP (human BSE) AGAIN IN TEXAS, Mr. President Sir, we need your help please

Governor Rick Perry has done everything he can to cover up mad cow disease and human TSE prion disease there from in Texas over the last 15 years or so. We have another nvCJD case here in Texas i.e. human BSE, still no information there from, another lame excuse, typical though, and more junk science, we need help Mr. President...

<a href="http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2014/06/texas-mad-cow-cover-up-human-bse-again.html" title="http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2014/06/texas-mad-cow-cover-up-human-bse-again.html">http://transmissiblespongiformencephalopathy.blogspot.com/2014/06/texas-...</a>

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Missouri Firm Recalls Ribeye and Carcass Products That May Contain Specified Risk Materials 4,012 pounds of fresh beef products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed

<a href="http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/missouri-firm-recalls-ribeye-and.html" title="http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/missouri-firm-recalls-ribeye-and.html">http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/missouri-firm-recalls-ribeye-and....</a>

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Calls for Briefing on Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Potential Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

<a href="http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/rep-rosa-delauro-d-ct-calls-for.html" title="http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/rep-rosa-delauro-d-ct-calls-for.html">http://madcowusda.blogspot.com/2014/06/rep-rosa-delauro-d-ct-calls-for.html</a>

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