West Missouri Beef Recalls Products, Possible E. coli Contamination

February 3, 2010 USDA FSIS

West Missouri Beef, LLC, a Rockville, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 14,000 pounds of fresh boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

User Fees For Meat & Poultry Inspection Will Raise Food Costs

February 2, 2010 American Meat Institute

Two new meat and poultry inspection user fees are included in USDA’s proposed Fiscal Year 2011 budget, unveiled publicly today. These fees would charge companies for services ordinarily funded by the federal government.

Humanely Raised Beef Converting Vegetarians

The availability of cruelty-free, fully-sustainable, free-range beef is
prompting a carnivorous conversion among vegetarians.

Bacteria-Killing Protein To Combat E.Coli In Red Meat

US-based Ecolab Inc announced it has joined forces with AvidBiotics Corps to
commericalise its proprietary bacteria-killing protein that would be applied to raw meat during processing to significantly reduce the presence of E.coli is under development, said one
company behind the project.

Bar-S Foods Launches Social Media Marketing Campaign

February 2, 2010 Bar-S Foods

The All American hot dog company will show its support of our troops by visiting and sponsoring four military bases on Super Bowl sunday integrating into social media sites.