Ground Beef

Research suggests irradiation is safe and prevents the presence of harmful pathogens

Canada poised to allow beef irradiation

By Mandy Kovacs, Ottawa

Canadian health officials will consider the pros and cons of allowing the sale of ground beef exposed to radiation to go ahead. 

John Keating, president of Wichita-based Cargill Beef, says beef demand is going up

Cargill buys FPL’s beef processing site

By Oscar Rousseau

International agri-foods business Cargill has announced its acquisition of FPL Food’s minced beef processing site in South Carolina, although the cost of the deal has not been disclosed.

American beef products recalled due to E.coli fears

American beef products recalled due to E.coli fears

By Aaron McDonald

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed that nearly 200,000 pounds of ground beef products has been recalled, following concerns that it may have been contaminated with E.coli O157:H7. 

Cargill's Michael Martin on the slow volume growth of finely textured beef:

Record beef prices see FTB volumes increase, albeit slowly: Cargill

Is finely textured beef staging a comeback?

By Maggie Hennessy

Could record ground beef prices in the US mean a return to finely textured beef (FTB)? 

“We found that, when we explained—what FTB is, how it produced and what the value is—consumers have no issues with the USDA-approved product or process,

Cargill rolls out finely textured beef labels

By Maggie Hennessy

Citing increased consumer and retailer demand for transparency, Cargill rolled out labels on all consumer and bulk ground beef products containing finely textured beef (FTB) starting Jan. 20, 2014. The label “Contains Finely Textured Beef” is printed...

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

By Melodie Michel

US ground beef processor AFA Foods has filed a bankruptcy petition, citing the ‘pink slime’ scandal that has been shaking the American meat industry for months.

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry is worried about the consequences of a decision by major retailers to stop selling ground beef containing lean, finely textured trimmings (LFTB), commonly known as ‘pink slime’.

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

By Carina Perkins

The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will delay the implementation of a controversial programme to test beef products for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

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