The products subject to recall include:
* Boxes of "USDA Choice Or HIgher, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/dn s/t."
* Boxes of "USDA Choice Or Higher, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "Swift, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/dn s/t."
* Boxes of "Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "Swift, USDA Select, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/dn s/t
* Boxes of "USDA Select, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "Black Angus, Swift Premium, Beef, USDA Choice Or Higher, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "Black Angus, Swift Premium, Beef, USDA Choice Or Higher, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/dn s/t."
* Boxes of "Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."
* Boxes of "USDA Choice Or Higher, Bnls Beef Bottom Sirloin, Butt Ball Tip 2/up s/t."

These beef products were produced on April 21 and 22, 2009, and were shipped to distributors and retail establishments in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling and an investigation into the distribution of other products.


Source: FSIS



Closed locker plant leaves behind 44 tons of rotting meat

Initial attempts to get Parente involved were unsuccessful until the city’s attorney got involved, according to The Daily Republic. He then sent two employees to remove the meat, but city authorities got involved when it became clear that progress was not being made.

According to a McCook County official, the company closed early last year after several run-ins with authorities. In 2004, it was sued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources for environmental violations.


Source: The Daily Republic



350 pounds of potentially undercooked sausage recalled

The products that are subject to recall are 3 to 3.5-pound vacuum-packed chubs of "Ready to Eat Laxson Quality Meat Products Cervelat." Each label bears the lot number "8952" and the date of production "Produced June 0809" as well as the establishment number "EST-13342" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Each case contains twelve (12) 3 - 3.5-pound chubs per box, which can be identified by the lot number "8952" and the item number "12053." The product was produced on June 8, 2009 and packaged on June 9, 2009. The product distribution is limited to small grocers in the San Antonio area. The problem was discovered by the company following a grocer complaint. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.


Source: FSIS