Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef they suspect to be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria. The beef essentially effects anyone who purchased ground beef from major stores like Giant, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, Wegmans and Weis, during the October 8 and October 11 time frame.
This is the second recall in a month from the privately owned multi-billion dollar company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another meat recall just occurred in September from Topps Meat Company and was listed as the fifth largest recall in United States history.
Incidents like these seem to be occurring throughout Canada and the United States lately. From the environmentalist perspective, meat products produce more CO2 emissions than foods of the other food groups. In fact, the facilities and space used for animal husbandry are a significant environmental hazard. In places like Brazil, rain forested land are clear cut to facilitate the more profitable cattle industry. For these reasons, most conservationists are recommending that people consume less meat.