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Grocer recalls ground beef; could contain E. coli

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie has issued an immediate voluntary recall of Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef with UPCs #20167100000 and #24370700000. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the reason for the recall is the potential that the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall is part of a larger ground beef recall issued by ...

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Report: Numerous meat-processing plants unsanitary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that more than two dozen Mississippi slaughterhouses and poultry meat processing plants have violated sanitation or food safety guidelines over the past decade — and most did both. The newspaper analyzed records from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service database of enforcement action against federally inspected facilities. It says that 50 such facilities ...

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Slaughterhouse official responds to PETA video

PONTOTOC — The president of a north Mississippi meat processor said a video released by an animal rights group shows two instances in which pigs were not stunned properly before slaughter. Southern Quality Meats president Don Haynie said in a news release that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not give his company a copy of the video ...

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Meat-slicing facility laying off 100 workers

BOONEVILLE — Plumrose USA has laid off 100 workers at its meat slicing plant in Booneville, Miss. COO Mike Rozzano tells the Daily Corinthian workers were notified last Friday. Rozzano says the plant now has about 320 workers. He says business dictated that Plumrose didn’t need as many people in the plant. Plumrose slices beef, pork and poultry sandwich meats. ...

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Meat packer recalls product, could be contaminated

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A Louisiana meat-packing company has recalled 20,166 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted cooked roast beef deli meat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling the meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Food contaminated with the bacterium can cause a serious infection known as ...

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Drought shrinking ranchers' profits; consumers to feel impact

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Pictures of wilting corn in the Midwest may dominate the evening news, but the 2012 drought is also shrinking livestock’s profit potential nationwide. John Michael Riley, agricultural economist with Mississippi State University’s Extension Service, said the drought means livestock, dairy and aquaculture producers will continue to see higher feed prices. “Cattle will be the most impacted, both ...

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White House proposing new rules for meat companies

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration today proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long-dominated by a handful of corporate giants. The rules would place the sharpest limits on meat companies since the Great Depression, drastically lowering the ...

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