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Thanks To Policy Change, Your Ground Beef May Include More Heart Than You Think

Thanks To Policy Change, Your Ground Beef May Include More Heart Than You Think

For nearly 40 years federal food safety regulators had prohibited the use of any part of the cow heart in making ground beef. With little fanfare, that policy has changed. [More]

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We Tried It: 4 Ways To Cook A Burger That’s Safe To Eat But Doesn’t Taste Like Leather

For many beef buffs, the idea of a hamburger cooked anything beyond medium rare is blasphemous. Unfortunately, not cooking your ground beef to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit puts you at risk of ingesting bacteria like E. coli or enterococcus, including some strains that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. But does cooking beef to a safe temperature mean you’re doomed to a dry, tasteless hockey puck sandwich? [More]

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We Are Simultaneously Intrigued & Terrified By Larry The Cable Guy’s Dinner Mixes

You can come across all kinds of meal ideas on the Internet. For example, if Hamburger Helper isn’t your thing, tonight you could dine with any of Larry the Cable Guy’s mixes. He says we gotta try it, and maybe we will. Maybe. [as seen in the wild on Twitter]

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https://consumerist.com/2007/10/26/blue-ribbons-meats-in/

Blue Ribbons Meats in Florida is recalling over 8,000 pounds of “seasoned beef and meatloaf” frozen patties due to suspected E.coli contamination, although no illnesses have been reported yet. The patties were shipped to a Florida correctional institution and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the fifth E.coli-related recall this month. [Reuters]

How Topps Hamburger Overproduced Themselves Out Of Business

How Topps Hamburger Overproduced Themselves Out Of Business

The demand for frozen hamburger patties is overwhelming! Shoppers just can’t get enough of cheap frozen hamburgers.

Hamburger Recalled For E. Coli After 6 Illnesses Reported In New York

Hamburger Recalled For E. Coli After 6 Illnesses Reported In New York

6 people have fallen ill due to e. coli contaminated frozen hamburger, according to the Associated Press. Three of the illnesses required hospitalization.

Year-Old Frozen Hamburger Recalled Due To E. Coli

Year-Old Frozen Hamburger Recalled Due To E. Coli

Yes, even freezing meat for 1 year will not dampen the power of e. coli. From the LA Times:

The meat was produced by Richwood Meat Co. on April 28, 2006, dated either “4-28-06” or “118-6,” for the 118th day of the year, said Mike Wood, the company’s president. Although the product was manufactured a year ago, the patties still may be present in freezers at home or in stores, officials said.

The Consumerist Salutes America Saluting Carl’s Jr

The Consumerist Salutes America Saluting Carl’s Jr

Don’t worry. Every employee gets to take home their own $6 burger for the family. (Thanks, GKnauss!)