More Than 3,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

​The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued yet another ground-beef recall. This time it's American Food Service, headquartered in Pico Rivera, just outside of LA. According to a CNN report, the recall involves more than 3,000 pounds of ground beef produced on January 31 and sold to restaurants, which may be contaminated with E. coli. To date no illnesses have been reported.

So, Gut Check inquires rhetorically, exactly how big is 3,000 pounds of ground beef?

Glad you we asked!

Turns out 3,000 pounds of ground beef is about the same size as...Cletus.

The Missoulian
3,000 pounds of beef, a.k.a. Cletus.

That's Cletus on the left. And middle. He sold at auction last April for $1,600 -- a bargain compared to his recalled processed counterparts.

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When I was a kid we could recall a cow without making the news. It usually went "Hey you! Get back here, Dammit!" Yes, all of my grandpa's cows were named Dammit. It saved time.


Are you saying that one large cow was recalled? Maybe two smaller ones? That's not that much.

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Problem is "ground beef" is made from the stuff that's not a steak, tenderloin, or roast so there is the loss of the percentage of profits from probably hundreds of already paid for heads of cattle.

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