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WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2002—Skylark Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb., establishment is voluntarily recalling approximately 110,000 pounds of frozen ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The ground beef was produced on September 10 and distributed to retail stores and institutions nationwide.
"Consumers need to be aware of this recall," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "I strongly encourage purchasers of ground beef to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled product. If consumers are in possession of the recalled product, then they should return it to the point of purchase."
The problem was discovered through microbial testing conducted by a state department of agriculture.
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to food-borne illness.
There is absolutely no reason to have humans or animals suffer and die because of the production of food. From our research, we believe all food-borne illnesses (so-called "stomach flu," for example) originate within the meat and dairy industries or from cross-contamination. We believe that one day, in the not too distant future, the meat and dairy industries will be held financially responsible much in the same way that the tobacco industry has been held responsible for the illnesses and deaths that result from their products.
In this single recall, we estimate that approximately 200 cows suffered and died needlessly because of the human greed and carelessness involved in this industry. Humans have a choice whether or not to eat these animal products - the cows were not given a choice concerning their lives.
We don't need to eat animals or their by-products to live. There is an abundance of plant based foods to satisfy our every need; and plant foods don't have the food-borne illness risks and hazards. See our Recipes section for some helpful and healthful suggestions.
We began this archive as a means of assisting our visitors in answering many of their health and diet questions, and in encouraging them to take a pro-active part in their own health. We believe the articles and information contained herein are true, but are not presenting them as advice. We, personally, have found that a vegan diet has helped our own health, and simply wish to share with others the things we have found. Each of us must make our own decisions, for it's our own body. If you have a health problem, see your own physician.
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