Diets and nutrition programs often use protein as a foundation. Atkins, Keto, Ducan, and Paleo are just a few, with animal protein as it's main protein source. Regardless of the nutrition plan foods such as beef and poultry are sold in abundance in the U.S.
During 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service reported that 25.8 billion pounds of beef was consumed in the US. Other countries such as Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Canada also purchased beef from the U.S.
Poultry is also popular, and eight billion chickens are consumed each year in the U.S. During Thanksgiving festivities turkey sales skyrocket with 45 billion turkeys consumed.
Unfortunately, with that many pounds of beef and poultry sold, it's not uncommon for recalls to occur. During the month of May there were six recall cases; from Missouri, New York, Michigan, Georgia and California.
- 032-2014 California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen | En Español May 23, 2014
- 031-2014 Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast and Tender Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens May 21, 2014
- 030-2014 Michigan Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 | En Español May 19, 2014 May 24, 2014
- 029-2014 Recall Notification Report 029-2014 (Pork Products) | En Español May 16, 2014 N/A (Class III Recall)
- 028-2014 New York Firm Recalls Pork and Poultry Products Due To Lack of Inspection | En Español May 16, 2014 May 23, 2014
- 027-2014 Missouri Firm Recalls Curry Chicken Salad for Possible Listeria Contamination | En Español
If you purchased meat or poultry that has been recalled; don't open it and return it to the store. Throw it away in an area where children and animals can not get it if you opened it.