By David Draper
Two large-scale industrial food scares within the past week have me thankful my household subsists almost exclusively on wild game. Last week, PFP Enterprises, a Texas-based meatpacker, announced the recall of more than 15,000 pounds of beef that could be contaminated with up six different strains of E. coli.
If that’s not enough to make you think twice about picking up a shrink-wrapped Styrofoam tray of meat at the local Kroger, consider this USDA announcement released Saturday:
“Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection. Thus, the products are adulterated, because they are unsound, unwholesome or otherwise are unfit for human food and must be removed from commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.”