Beef Recalled for Mad Cow Disease
A slaughter house in Missouri has recalled about 4,012 pounds of beef, due to concerns that the product is contaminated with “mad cow” disease.
About “Mad Cow” Beef Recall
According to Reuters, the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service stated that there is a possible risk that the beef sold by the Missouri firm is contaminated.
The slaughter house failed to meet federal regulations by not removing dorsal root ganglia tissue from cows that are 30 months or older.
As a result, there is a risk that the meat contains prions responsible for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the known as “mad cow.” Such contamination can cause terminal illness in people.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four people have died from a fatal brain illness linked to mad cow disease.
Description of the Recalled Beef
- The beef is sold in bone-in-ribeye roasts and quartered carcasses, distributed by Missouri-based Fruitland American Meat.
- Meat was found in restaurants in New York and Kansas City, Missouri and Whole Foods in Connecticut.