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Aldi now part of Cargill E. coli Recall

ALDI has recalled its ground beef products after Cargill Meat Solutions announced yesterday they were recalling over 132,000 pounds of meat due to an E. coli outbreak. ALDI has recalled its two pound packages of 80 percent lean fresh ground beef and its four count one-third 80 percent lean fresh ground beef patties. The impacted product was sold in ALDI stores in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota, said ALDI in a news release Friday. The product being recalled has a date code ‘Use or Freeze by: July 10, 2018’ and has an establishment number that reads ‘EST. 85M’, located inside the USDA mark of inspection. People who may have purchases these products are being urged not to eat them, even if they have been stored and frozen. The products should be disposed of or returned to an ALDI store, said ALDI “ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells very seriously,” said ALDI. “If customers have….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Columbia Gas: No Gas Service for “SEVERAL MONTHS”

Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion: Home explosion on Chickering Road, Lawrence, Mass. on Sept. 13, 2018 We just learned that it may take “several months” for Columbia Gas to restore gas services to 8600 families and businesses in the Merrimack Valley. This is chilling news for every Columbia Gas customer, including homeowners, tenants and businesses. THE PROBLEM Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Food Safety Education Month – Key Things to Know

Foodborne illness is no joke; every year, these diseases strike one in six Americans. Of these, 128,000 end up in the hospital and at least 3,000 die. During Food Safety Education Month, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerts Americans to the risks everyday meals can pose. This year, don’t ignore the problem; read on to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Food Should Be Cooked And Served at the Right Temperature You regularly check the temperature of meals while cooking, but what about when serving a meal? Both are important. According to the CDC, chicken should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, while beef should reach at least 165 degrees. Hot meals should be served at 140 degrees; cold food should not exceed 40 degrees. Perishable food should be tossed if it sits out at room temperature for two hours or more. Eating Out Can Be Risky You’d like to think that local restaurants take extra steps to keep visitors….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Budget Cuts to CDC’s Epidemic Programs Endanger American Lives

A former chief of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the decision of the Center to cut down 80% of the epidemic prevention activities overseas could raise the danger for the United States. The reason behind it is very simple. The decision can significantly increase the chances of the epidemic occurring somewhere else in the world without American having any knowledge of it. This could endanger the lives not only around the world but in the US as well. Earlier this year, the CDC informed personnel that they would be discontinuing their work in a total of 39 out of 49 countries. The CDC’s Center for Global Health works to help prevent, detect and respond to any dangerous infections that might be fatal such as Ebola and Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the decision because they said they do not expect any funding to be made for the programs that they operate throughout the world. These cuts made by the CDC….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Little Cargill History of E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Outbreaks

Cargill Ground Beef 2018 – 17 Ill, 1 Death – E. coli O26 On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 17 illnesses and one death with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018.  On August 30thPublix Super Markets Inc., a Lakeland, Fla., retail grocery store chain recalled an undetermined amount of ground beef products made from chuck that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26.  On September 19th, Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colorado establishment, recalled approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26, A bit of History: Cargill….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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