(NaturalNews) Over 1,000 pounds of ground beef have recently been recalled by Minnesota-based Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co., after routine product inspection conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at the company’s facility raised concerns over possible E. coli contamination.(1)
In fact, a USDA press release prioritizes this recall’s health risk as “high,” noting that the particular contamination in question, E. coli O157:H7, “is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure [to] the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).”(2)
Recall reinforces need to understand possible dangers lurking in factory farming
Once again, such findings demonstrate that an awareness about the dangers that often occur in factory farming settings is essential. Furthermore, for many people, it also builds on the case that removing meat from the diet and replacing it instead primarily with fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial for optimal health.
All too often, meat recalls are occurring, making one question whether continual consumption of these products is worth jeopardizing the body.
For example, in June 2014, Missouri’s Fruitland American Meat recalled over 4,000 pounds of beef due to concerns that it might contain parts of the animal’s nervous system that can ultimately lead to mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.(3) Just one month prior, a Michigan-based meat-processing plant, Wolverine Packing Co., issued a recall on 1.8 million pounds of ground beef, citing possible E. colicontamination.(4)
According to a study from the National Cancer Institute, heavy meat consumption raises the odds of dying from all causes, including cancer and heart disease.(5) Therefore, many people advocate avoiding meat altogether and eating healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Several people are reversing their health ailments by not eating meat or junk foods. John Kohler, for example, cured his spinal meningitis by eating raw foods, while another man overcame his psoriasis in the same manner.(5,6) Several other stories exist of people who have healed themselves when they omitted processed foods from their diet.
The Rancher’s Legacy Meat Co. recall is as follows:
All of the products listed below have a Package Code (use by) dated 12/10/2014, along with the establishment number “Est. 40264” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The breakdown on individual products are:
Ranchers Legacy Ground Beef Patties 77/23
Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice Ground Beef 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice WD Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy RD Beef Patties 80/20OTG Manufacturing Chuck/Brisket RD Patties
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Oval Beef Patties
Ranchers Legacy WD Chuck Blend PattiesRanchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Blend
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Bulk Pack NAT Patties
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend NAT Beef Patties
As of this writing, FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses linked to the finding. They do remain concerned, however, that some of these items may be frozen in many consumers’ freezers.(2)
Written by Antonia