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More than 8 million pounds of beef recalled

February 12, 2014
A California meat processing company has had to recall more than 8.7 million pounds of beef, following an investigation by federal safety officers that revealed the meat came from "diseased and unsound" animals in violation of food safety practices.
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Canada's meat processing safety system rated as 'adequate'

January 13, 2014
A USDA audit found that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency needs to improve its oversight on meat processing facilities, especially as it relates to humane handling of animals and sanitation.
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Recession exacerbates meat consumption declines

November 1, 2013
As a result of the economy, consumers have scaled back the quality and quantity of meat purchased, while adverse health effects associated with red meat consumption have driven some consumers toward alternative protein sources.
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California importer recalls more than 15,000 pounds of salami

October 29, 2013
More than 15,000 pounds of salami products imported by Ferrarini USA are being recalled because they were not presented for import re-inspection, as required.
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California meat processor recalls ground beef

October 9, 2013
California-based Central Valley Meat Company is recalling almost 90,000 pounds of ground beef, sold as "Fine Ground Beef."
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Submersible pumps shred solids before passing the liquid

Meat processor eliminates $20,000 annual maintenance expense
October 1, 2013
A large meat processor in Michigan was having repeated problems with its submersible pumps. The problematic pumps controlled evacuation of the plant’s wet wells.
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Contaminated meat imported in US after inspection system failure

September 10, 2013
USDA's new inspection system has failed to stop hazardous meat from leaving the plants in which the program has already been implemented.
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Cargill to install new automated distribution system at Kansas beef plant

September 6, 2013
U.S.-based meat processor Cargill is to invest $48 million in its beef processing plant in Kansas in an effort to deliver better service to its customers.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

August 26, 2013
Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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Computer system failure puts US meat safety at risk

August 21, 2013
A malfunction in the computer system used by thousands of Agriculture Department inspectors at the 6,500 meatpacking and processing plants across the United States caused a two-day outage.
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