2010: 27 Million Pounds of Meat and Poultry Recalled

Dan Flynn of Food Safety News pulled together a quick – and scary – list of meat and poultry recalls by the USDA in 2010. Here are the highlights:

    Source: USDA

  • More than 27 million pounds recalled
  • Nearly 5 million pounds of meat/poultry recalled for bacterial contamination
  • More than 3.2 million pounds recalled for Salmonella contamination
  • About 1.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat Italian sausage recalled in January and February
  • 1.7 million pounds of ready-to-eat beef and chicken products recalled in March
  • In June all 13-ounce packages of Marie Callendar’s Cheesey Chicken and Rice were recalled
  • More than 2.3 million pounds of meat/poultry recalled for E. coli contamination
  • During 2010, 24 recalls of meat and poultry involved Salmonella, E.coli, or Listeria

There’s more…

Read the complete article here.

Let’s be careful out there!

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