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Ground Beef

GMO Labeling: An Open Letter to BigAgTech CEOs

David Ropeik | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

A sincere investment of corporate money and influence to support labeling and really fight for it -- not just some easy greenwash PR only stating support for labeling -- could have a huge positive impact on public sentiment toward GMOs.

Beef Recalled Due To Possible E.Coli Contamination

Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Time to check out the label on your ground beef. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Kansas company has recalled approximately 50,00...

20 Ways With Ground Beef

Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste

Think outside the hamburger.

PHOTO: The Most Awesome Snake Made Of Ground Beef Ever

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.13.2013 | Weird News

Price check, ground snake. Just kidding -- the snake in the below picture, posted by Tumblr user devilduck, is actually made of ground beef. Accord...

16 People Sick In 5 States Due To Ground Beef

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.30.2013 | Food

The Associated Press reports: NEW YORK — Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food po...

When Is A Steak Not A Steak?

Barbara Kowalcyk | Posted 12.04.2012 | Food
Barbara Kowalcyk

Have you ever noticed that the USDA recommends that steaks and roasts be cooked to 145° while ground beef should be cooked to 160°? Have you ever wondered why there is a difference? After all, beef is beef -- right?

Supermarket Chain Recalls Ground Beef Due To E. Coli Risk

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Food

BOISE, Idaho -- Alberstons said Monday that it is voluntarily recalling a number of ground beef products sold at its stores in Oregon, Washington and ...

Ground Beef In Massive Canadian E. Coli Recall Entered U.S.

Posted 09.21.2012 | Food

The USDA confirmed late Thursday that ground beef recalled nationwide in Canada for potential E. coli contamination had entertained the U.S. market. ...

Major Food Service Company To Buy Only Humanely Raised Ground Beef

Posted 08.29.2012 | Food

Bon Appetit Management Company (BAMCO), a major food service company with over 500 locations in 32 states, is already known as a leader in the sustain...

In Honor of Julia Child's 100th Birthday... Hamburgers?

Anne Maxfield | Posted 10.16.2012 | Food
Anne Maxfield

What do the French make with ground beef? For a cuisine that does really amazing things with leftover bits and pieces, ground meat of almost any kind rarely makes a solo appearance.

30,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2012 | Food

UPDATE: Here's a list of supermarkets that received Cargill meat that is now being recalled: Hannaford, Stores in ME, MA, NH, NY and VT Country Ma...

Your Burger Just Got a Little Safer, Thanks to Uncle Sam

Michele Simon | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Michele Simon

Testing is not true prevention, and we still have a long way to go toward cleaning up the industrialized meat system. It also doesn't make ground beef completely safe or, for that matter, healthy. But it's a start.

'Pink Slime' Maker To Shut Down 3 Plants Over Uproar

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 05.09.2012 | Food

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Beef Products Inc. will close processing plants in three states this month because of the controversy surrounding its meat product th...

Chewed-Up Pen Found In Ground Beef

Posted 05.01.2012 | Food

Mealbreaker (n.): a nasty, non-edible surprise found in food while it is being eaten; often lawsuit-provoking, sometimes fabricated, always disgusting...

Pink Slime and Beyond: 5 Implications

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Pink slime happens to have been outed. But what other things that you never knew you never knew were in your food are still finding their way into you, and your kids?

'Pink Slime' Maker Shuts Down 3 Of 4 Plants

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.26.2012 | Food

LUBBOCK, Texas — The maker of "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at all but one plant where the beef ingredient is made, acknowledging rec...

USDA to Americans: You'll Eat Pink Slime Whether You Want It or Not

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.19.2012 | Food
Nancy Huehnergarth

The USDA's announcement that school districts will be able to opt out of an ammonium-hydroxide treated ground beef filler known as both Lean Finely Textured Beef and "pink slime" is not exactly inspiring confidence.

Calling BLBT Ground Beef Amounts to 'Fraudulent Mislabeling'

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.18.2012 | Food
Andrew Gunther

Even the fast food companies McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell stopped using meat that was treated with ammonia last year.

'Pink Slime': Sounds Gross, But How Does It Taste?

AP | By J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 05.16.2012 | Food

-- All this angst over "pink slime" has made one thing clear: We don't always know what we're getting when we bite into a big juicy burger. Which le...

Food Safety Advocates Defend Pink Slime

Posted 03.12.2012 | Food

If you want to know how much damage a bad name can do, consider "pink slime." Over the past weeks and months, the substance, which consists of beef...

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Sickens 19 Ground Beef Eaters

Posted 01.06.2012 | Food

Nineteen have fallen ill with drug-resistant salmonella after eating a bad batch of ground beef, reports Food Safety News. The AP writes: PORTLAND,...

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.28.2011 | Food

CINCINNATI — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produce...

Blue Plastic Chips Found In Ground Beef

Posted 10.22.2011 | Food

Many people are understandably suspicious of ground beef. It's a common vector of E. coli, salmonella and saturated fat. But one batch of ground beef,...

Guns Blaze After Hamburger-Marijuana Bait-And-Switch

Posted 10.01.2011 | Food

Some meat aficionados would probably say that a great hamburger is better than drugs. And many drug-friendly carnivores would probably say that smokin...

The Best Ways To Grind Beef

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt at Serious Eats | Posted 06.01.2011 | Food

As for the method of deconstruction, my usual go-to is the KitchenAid meat grinder (check out this article for tips on how to use it), but is that alw...