Saturday, October 06, 2007

Topps Beef is Followed in Recall by Cargill

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sam's Club is pulling frozen hamburgers made by agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. from its stores shelves across the United States as Minnesota health officials investigate four cases of E. coli associated with the burgers.

In a statement dated Friday, Sam's Club owner Wal-Mart Stores Inc said the warehouse club is removing the American Chef's Selection Angus Beef patties from U.S. locations and giving refunds to customers who already purchased the burgers.

All four cases of E. coli being investigated occurred in children, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement. The cases are associated with eating ground beef patties purchased from Sam's Club stores in late August and September.
Another in a swelling number of recalls, Sam's Club customers (owned by Walmart Corporation) should destroy all American Chef's Selection Angus Beef purchased since August 26.

Topps beef will be going out of business, but I'm willing to bet that Walmart Corp And Cargill Corp will shrug this off like a bear flicks a flea.

To paraphrase Kanye West: The corporations don't care about the vast unwashed masses that are their customers. The only thing they are allowed to care about - By Law - is their stockholders' wallets.

Original article here


Blogger Mauigirl said...

Scary stuff. I saw Fast Food Nation earlier this year and it nearly made me into a vegetarian. But I do like a good steak...

9:37 PM, October 07, 2007  

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