Cargill, Inc. is recalling more than 800,000 pounds of frozen beef patties due to an e. coli scare. The beef patties were carried by Sam's Club a subsidiary of Wal-mart Stores. Four cases, all involving children, were reported in the Minnesota area.
The extent of the contamination in this situation is unknown. Is it just me or does anyone NOT sense urgency on the part of our government to crack down on food safety? As other meat processing companies are highlighted because of e. coli, it's reasonable to me that it's just a matter of time until contaminated chickens are reported also.
Factory farming coupled with a disregard of proper processing procedures and lax monitoring are some of the reasons why we find ourselves with these growing food contamination scares. Some of the local news stations have begun reporting health violations in restaurants and even some of our schools.
How much more of this can we take until there is a collapse of the meat processing industry?