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What’s the problem?
September 22, 2010 – This week, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker alerted consumers that Hamilton Corner Meat Market Inc., located at 1 Hamilton Place, New York, New York 10031, is recalling all packages of “ground beef” sold from bulk on September 7, 2010, due to the presence of Salmonella.
The recalled “ground beef” is sold in bulk from the store’s meat case and is coded with the date of purchase – Sept. 7, 2010. The product was sold retail from the store’s sole location.
Salmonella Food Poisoning Information
Salmonella is one of the most common enteric (intestinal) infections in the United States. Salmonellosis – the disease caused by Salmonella – is the second most common bacterial foodborne illness after Campylobacter infection.
It is estimated that 1.4 million cases of salmonellosis occur each year in the U.S.; 95 percent of those cases are related to foodborne causes.
Approximately 220 of each 1000 cases result in hospitalization and eight of every 1000 cases result in death. About 500 to 1,000 deaths – 31 percent of all food-related deaths – are caused by Salmonella infections each year. Salmonellosis is more common in the warmer months of the year.
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Why is Contamination So Common in Ground Beef?
Ground beef is commonly used to make hamburgers, meatballs, sausages, tacos, and lasagna. It accounts for more than half of all beef sold in the U.S.
However, since grinding the meat exposes more of its surface to air, bacterial pathogens have a greater chance to attach to it. For this reason, ground beef tends to go bad faster than steak or other larger cuts.
Spoilage and pathogenic bacteria may both affect ground beef. In most cases, these bacteria are not harmful but cause food to lose quality and develop a bad odor and/or taste.
On the other hand, pathogenic bacteria are dangerous, as they can cause serious cases of food poisoning. Additionally, spoilage makes it more likely for them to be present in your food. Therefore, even though spoilage bacteria won’t make you sick, you should always throw away spoiled ground beef to avoid consuming foodborne pathogens.
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