Three days into 2011, the nation has landed its first food recall. Once again, E. coli has reared its nasty, sadly predictable little head, this time in organic beef. Per the USDA, the California-based First Class Foods has recalled some 34,373 pounds of the stuff due to suspected contamination. Nature’s Harvest Organic Ground Beef Brick, Organic Harvest Ground Beef Brick, and Nature’s Harvest Ground Patty were all recalled on December 30. Fortunately, no illnesses have yet been reported; unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this problem will be going away any time soon.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 3, 2011