Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today in Freaky Food Recalls

Posted By on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I understand tainted food will enter our food system from time to time, but could you at least tell us where the poison beef was headed so we can plan ahead for the bloody diarrhea and seizures? From the Seattle Times:

Sysco's Seattle branch bought the beef from New Food Classics, the Ontario-based processor at the center of a recall that now extends to more than 135 meat products across Canada. Sysco, in turn, sold the beef to a single customer, which operates restaurants in Washington, Colorado, Arizona and Texas.

Wilson would not identify the restaurants. He said Sunday that Sysco is working with its customer to identify and destroy the potentially tainted beef. Wilson added that he isn't sure whether any of the meat made it onto menus before the recall was initiated.

Oh, and this gem:

The Canadian recalls were launched mid-February, after a person in Alberta fell ill from E. coli O157:H7, the potentially fatal bacteria behind many high-profile food-poisoning outbreaks.

Victims can experience abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, with severe cases causing seizures, kidney failure and even death. Children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are most vulnerable.

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