POISONED MEAT – You may want to read this BEFORE dinner!

Factory farming and the growing problem of food borne contamination.

National Addiction News

salmonella beef

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Salmonella Newport is strongly linked to dairy cows, which are routinely sold for meat when their milk production wanes. One reason for declining milk production, besides age, is subclinical Salmonella infection, especially S. Newport infection
  • October 4, 2018, the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS Tolleson, recalled more than 6.9 million pounds of raw beef due to possible contamination with Salmonella Newport
  • Products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection
  • A single hamburger patty can contain meat from more than 1,000 animals, so all you need is one sick animal to contaminate nearly unlimited amounts of meat, as it all runs through the same processing equipment and gets mixed together in gigantic batches
  • Unlike E.coli, Salmonella is not considered a hazardous adulterant in meat, and processors are not required to test for it. Any recall due to Salmonella contamination is strictly voluntary

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7 thoughts on “POISONED MEAT – You may want to read this BEFORE dinner!

  1. From the article:

    “USDA meat inspection also has far from a blemish-free history.”

    What USDA inspected meat? If the meat is USDA inspected, then why are there so many recalls of meat that has supposedly been USDA inspected? That is a load of bunk in that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is inspecting meat for safety. First of all, there are hardly any inspectors that make up the inspections division to even begin to inspect one damn pound of meat before it is packaged for consumers. The departments that are there for the express purpose of insuring the safety of our meat and environment which includes air and water have all had their budgets cut to the point where they are ineffective against corporations producing foods including meat that’s killing us.

    I also read an article the other day that states that farmers are having to dump milk because the demand is way down. That is good news because milk is unhealthy and so is the cereal that many people use with milk. Thank goodness millions of people are waking up to the fact that dairy products are not healthy. And with General Mills and Quaker Oats in the news again today regarding the fact that other studies have found even more Monsanto Roundup ingredient glyphosate in their products than previously thought, hopefully more parents will abandon milk and cereal products. I wish I could find the article about the ‘milk dumping’, but I found another one that’s pretty much stating that ‘dairy farmers have been hit hard by the declining milk demand’.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/dairy-farmers-hit-hard-by-declining-milk-demand

    And here is the link to the article out today about high amounts of glyphosate found in General Mills and Quaker Oats products.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-weed-killing-chemical-involved-in-a-monsanto-lawsuit-was-found-in-cheerios-and-quaker-oat-bars-heres-how-worried-you-should-be/ar-BBOOqs3?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=AARDHP

    “”Since children have an increased susceptibility to cancer-causing substances, it’s standard scientific practice to include a tenfold margin of safety,” said Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist at the EWG.”

    ” According to the EWG, any cereal with a glyphosate level of more than 160 ppb, or parts per billion, is considered unsafe. The legal limit outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency is 5 parts per million – or 5,000 parts per billion – for adults. That makes the EWG’s threshold a whopping 31 times more stringent than the EPA regulations, though it’s common to enforce stricter limits for children.”

    Even though it may appear that we are fighting a losing battle, nevertheless, we need to continue fighting because with more knowledge about what is going into the foods we consume, the better choices we can make as it pertains to what we feed our children and ourselves.

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    • Wow, Shelby. You make so many excellent points in your article. The USDA has never made any pretense of inspecting ALL the meat. The last time I saw an article about USDA inspectors, they were inspecting 5% of carcasses. Based on your comment, I wonder if they’re inspecting any at all.

      I agree it’s good news about the milk. Not just because lots of us can’t digest it – but they “pool” milk like they “pool” ground beef, which is increasing people’s exposure to mycoplasma avian paratuberculosis, which is responsible for the growing incidence of Crohn’s disease – a chronic debilitating and often fatal intestinal disease.

      And don’t get me started on Roundup – did you see that the Appeals Court threw out the appeal against the award Dwayne Johnson won against Monsanto? That at least is one piece of good news.

      You’re absolutely right that we do need to keep fighting to inform people about food safety issues. I’m wondering if maybe one of the best things we can do is teach people how they can get the protein they need from pulses and other vegetable sources? It seems to me it would be pretty hard to contaminate dried beans.

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  3. I feel it may be a good thing that I am mostly vegetarian. I never liked to eat a lot of meat. Anyhow, Thanks for publishing this, Stuart. I just published this reblog on auntyuta.

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  4. Thanks for reblogging, Aunty. In my own case, I obtain all my meat from an organic farmer I know personally. I have an intestinal infection that makes it impossible for me to digest vegetable protein, which means I must have some meat and fish in my diet.

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  5. We were threatened by the local council with a caveat on our farm if we did not poison the serrated tussocks by using Monsanto’s Glyphosate based Roundup. Council used the noxious weeds act to try and enforce us to use this herbicide. We took legal action through the Courts and won. Not only won, but received an apology.

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